The Advanced Metabolic Cardiovascular Certification consists of four courses: Modules A – D. 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.