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Cardiovascular Certification

Advanced Metabolic Cardiovascular Certification

The Advanced Metabolic Cardiovascular Certification consists of four courses: Modules A – D/E. As cardiovascular disease (CVD) becomes an increasingly serious and widespread public health problem, there is a growing and pressing need for prevention-focused education. Due to the wide-ranging risk factors that impact CVD—metabolic syndromes like dyslipidemia, hypertension, obesity, insulin resistance, and hyperglycemia, behavioral factors including physical inactivity, smoking, and unhealthy diet, and genetic causes like family history, age and gender—education in advanced cardiology must be multifaceted and comprehensive.

Because of the immense financial and social burdens of cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome, it is critical for clinicians and advanced cardiovascular specialists to be appropriately educated in lifestyle modification and therapeutic programs.

The goal of this certification program is to provide medical professionals with a comprehensive review of advanced cardiology: focusing on the biological basis of cardiovascular structure and function, and diagnosis and treatment of CVD. The modules will focus on topics including vascular biology and disease, endothelial dysfunction, the roles of inflammation and oxidative stress, hypertension, causes of vascular aging, different testing strategies, early detection and treatment with nutrition and nutraceutical supplements, dyslipidemia, the analysis of cardiovascular risk factors, mediators and cardiovascular risk scoring, early identification of cardiovascular issues, and different applications of treatment.

This advanced cardiology program allows healthcare practitioners & professionals to fully comprehend and internalize the broad spectrum of issues intrinsically linked to cardiovascular disease, and provides clinicians with the necessary education to understand the multi-factorial causes of cardiovascular disease—and the current clinical education surrounding treatment options.

Module XVI (A)

Online Module XVI (A)

Integrative Cardiovascular Biology

$2,250.00
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Online Module XVI (A) Allied Health

Integrative Cardiovascular Biology

$2,000.00
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Upon completion of this module, the participant will:

  • Understand the role of vascular biology, endothelial dysfunction, nitric oxide, angiotensin II and aldosterone in atherosclerosis vascular disease, CHD and CVD.
  • Understand how inflammation, oxidative stress and vascular immune dysfunction promote CVD and CHD.
  • Define the relationships of the finite vascular responses to the “infinite” range of vascular insults.
  • Discuss the pathways of vascular aging, pathogenesis, and how they relate to the prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis, CHD and CVD.
  • Understand the pathogenesis of hypertension and the role of vascular biology, three finite vascular responses (inflammation, oxidative stress and vascular immune function), plasma renin activity (PRA) and aldosterone to select optimal integrative anti-hypertensive therapy to reduce BP and decrease CVD.
  • Review diagnostic testing for hypertension: 24 hour ambulatory BP (ABM), endothelial function and arterial compliance testing.
  • Be able to prioritize and personalize the most important nutritional, nutraceutical supplements and life style treatments for hypertension and recognize the most important cardiovascular drug-nutrient interactions
  • Review briefly the optimal drug therapy for hypertension and combination use with nutraceutical supplement

Module XVI (B)

Online Module XVI (B)

Cardiovascular Health

$2,250.00
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Online Module XVI (B) Allied Health

Cardiovascular Health

$2,000.00
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Upon completion of this module, the participant will:

  • Assess the underlying causes of dyslipidemia such as toxins, infections and nutrition as well as secondary causes
  • Explain how to order and interpret advanced lipid testing
  • Discuss new treatments based on the 45 mechanisms of lipid induced vascular disease using nutrition, supplements and drugs in an integrative fashion.
  • Measure, treat and clinically apply the top 25 modifiable risk factors and the infinite insults to CVD, CHD and CHF
  • Measure, treat and apply the finite responses to CVD of inflammation, oxidative stress and vascular immune dysfunction
  • Clinically measure, review, interpret and treat the CHD risk factors

Module XVI (C)

Online Module XVI (C)

Cardiovascular Disease

$2,250.00
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Online Module XVI (C) Allied Health

Cardiovascular Disease

$2,000.00
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Upon completion of this module, the participant will:

  • Review and learn the proper use of nutrition in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, dyslipidemia and diabetes mellitus.
  • Understand and apply new concepts in the prevention and treatment of obesity and the role of inflammation and adipokines in cardiovascular disease.
  • Review, learn and clinically apply Bio-identical Hormone Replacement in Men and Women for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, Coronary Heart Disease, Myocardial Infarction and CHD risk factors.
  • Learn and review and apply the use of thyroid hormone replacement in the prevention and treatment of CVD.
  • Learn and apply cardiovascular genetics, nutrigenomics and epigenetics to the prevention and treatment of Cardiovascular Disease.
  • Discuss, review, learn and apply the use of aerobic and resistance exercise in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, dyslipidemia and diabetes mellitus.
  • Review and discuss and apply new concepts in diagnosis, pathophysiology, prevention and treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with nutrition, nutritional supplements, lifestyle modifications and drugs.
  • Understand, review and apply concepts in immune dysfunction in cardiovascular disease.

Module XVI (D)

Online Module XVI (D)

Metabolic Cardiovascular Health

$2,250.00
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Online Module XVI (D) Allied Health

Metabolic Cardiovascular Health

$2,000.00
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Upon completion of this module, the participant will:

  • Identify the sources of acute and chronic toxic metal exposure (i.e. lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic); recognize the adverse health effects of toxic metals on cardiovascular disease and overall health; and select appropriate tests for diagnosing toxic metal exposure
  • Understand the physiological changes to the arteries that increase plaque formation
  • Understand AGE and RAGE, the role of the mitochondria in the pathophysiology of CVD, PIK3 and MAPK pathways, and causes of Insulin Resistance
  • Discuss the role of IR in inflammation, oxidation, AGE and clotting
  • Explain how a breakdown in glucose homeostasis causes metabolic syndrome and differentiate between T1DM and Type2DM
  • Review how changes in mitochondrial function predispose patients to CVD and how increased FFA seen with both increase the risk for CVD
  • To introduce new concepts in periodontal diagnosis
  • Discuss how grains are responsible for a collection of metabolic distortions that constitute a situation that leads to coronary artery disease

Module XVI (E)

Online Module XVI (E)

Applied Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment with Case Presentations

$2,250.00
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Online Module XVI (E) Allied Health

Applied Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment with Case Presentations

$2,000.00
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Upon completion of this module, the participant will:

  • Demonstrate specific cardiovascular diagnostic and treatment issues in an open didactic and interactive discussion with all attendees
  • Review case presenations in hypertension, dyslipidemia, coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease, CHD risk factor analysis, invasive and non-invasive CV testing, congestive heart failure, diagnosis and more
  • Explain how weight loss, nutritional intervention and detoxification allows a reduction in medications with concomitant improvement in risk factor values
  • Review the roles of CoQ10, niacin and omega 3 fatty acids in CVD, hypertension, dyslipidemia, coronary heart disease, and congestive heart failure
  • Discuss the retina and eye in CVD
  • Discuss controversies of nutrition and various diets in CVD