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5 Can’t Miss Topics at the 14th Annual CMHC

Top 5 Cardiometabolic Health Topics You Can’t Miss at the 14th Annual CMHC

Alarmingly, recent statistics indicate that over one-third of the population has at least one cardiometabolic risk factor, ranging from dyslipidemia and hypertension to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. In the time of a cardiometabolic public health crisis, it is more important than ever for clinicians to equip themselves with the latest therapeutic strategies and protocols in order to prevent, treat, and manage disease. Delivering optimal patient care and enhancing health outcomes requires medical professionals to stay up-to-date on developments and advances in cardiometabolic health through continuing medical education.

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Optimal Blood Pressure Guidelines for CAD Prevention in T1D Patients

Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiometabolic disease and  is common among the American population with nearly 1 in 3 adults suffering from high blood pressure. The proportion increases in adults with either type 1 or 2 diabetes – 2 out 3 patients report having high blood pressure or taking BP-lowering prescription medications. Current American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines define hypertension stage 1 as a sustained blood pressure reading of over 130/80 mm Hg and over 140/99 mm Hg for stage 2, increasing the number of diagnosed hypertensive patients.

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