Core Knowledge in Action

The Core Knowledge in Action series at ACC.23/WCC is guided by prominent clinicians and leaders, and focuses on important fundamentals in managing and treating heart conditions. In addition, we’ll review updated clinical guidelines and best practices. Featured topics will include in-depth sessions covering best practices for initiation and maintenance of statin therapy, the basics of atrial fibrillation, guidelines for transcatheter aortic and mitral valve therapies, revascularization decisions in patients with stable ischemic heart disease, and HF-rEF. Each session is interactive and includes knowledge check-ins and dedicated time for discussion. Whether you are a cardiovascular practitioner or a non-physician provider, this series will provide real-world guidance to improve the care of patients in your practice.

Core Knowledge in Action: How to Get Patients on a Statin and Keep Them on It!
March 4 1:45 – 3 p.m. CT
Room 334

World leaders in heart disease prevention will help attendees learn best practices for initiation and maintenance of statin therapy. They will review the real side effects of statins, navigate the misinformation about statin therapy, and come up with real world solutions on how to manage side effects. The session will conclude with a knowledge check in and an interactive question and answer session with the experts.

Core Knowledge in Action: Learn From the Experts — Covering the Basics of Atrial Fibrillation Management
March 5 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. CT
Room 335

Attendees will be guided through the basics of atrial fibrillation, including medical management and ablation, by featured leaders in electrophysiology. Plus, an overview of the 2019 AHA/ACC/HRS focused update of Atrial Fibrillation Guideline. The session with conclude with a knowledge check in and question and answer panel with the experts.

Core Knowledge in Action: Implementing the Guidelines For Transcatheter Aortic and Mitral Valve Therapies
March 5 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. CT
Room 209

Featuring leaders in structural heart disease, this session will address the current state of transcatheter therapies and how to deploy clinical guidelines in an individualized, patient specific way. This session will conclude with a knowledge check in and an interactive question and answer session with the experts.

Core Knowledge in Action: The New Revascularization Guidelines—Unraveling the Controversies and Finding Common Ground
March 5 2 – 3:15 p.m. CT
Room 219

Led by world renowned experts, attendees will be guided through revascularization decisions in patients with stable ischemic heart disease — specifically addressing the controversy surrounding choices in patients with multivessel disease. The session will conclude with a knowledge check in and an interactive question and answer session with the experts.

Core Knowledge in Action: What Everyone Needs To Know About HF-rEF in 2023
March 5 4:30 – 5:45 p.m. CT
Room 257 Interdisciplinary Education Channel

World renowned heart failure experts will walk you through the basics of HF-rEF pathophysiology and diagnostic work ups, as well as optimal medical management. Plus, we'll review the 2022 AHA/ACC/HFSA Heart Failure Guideline. The session will conclude with a knowledge check-in and question and answer panel with the experts.

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