Chronic Coronary Artery Disease: How to Keep it from Becoming Acute

Ames, IA US
April 16, 2014

Mary Greeley Medical Center Grand Rounds is a multi-disciplinary clinical activity which serves to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession.  

Target Audience

Physicians, mid-level providers, nurses and healthcare administrators.

Professional Practice Gap

One-third of adults in the U.S. have hypertension. Of these, 36 million have uncontrolled hypertension and at least 16 million in the U.S. are on medications for hypertension but not yet under control. Three out of four people with uncontrolled hypertension, or 26 million people in the U.S., visited a health care professional at least twice in the prior year, but still are not under control.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand what medications have been shown to reduce cardiovascular events in patients with chronic coronary artery disease.
  2. Be able to apply new lipid guidelines to patients with chronic coronary artery disease.
  3. Appreciate the importance of lifestyle change in patients with chronic coronary artery disease.



Stephen Kopecky, MD
Cardiovascular Disease, Mayo Clinic



Dr. Kopecky discloses he has the following financial relationships:

  • Applied Clinical Intelligence, Chair, Data Safety Monitor Board Member
  • Prime Therapeutics, Consultant for Parmacy Benefits Mgr. Co.
  • Rogeneron & Genzyme, Research Support
  • Merck Atherosclerosis Advisory Board Member
  • American Society for Preventitive Cardiology, President 2012-2014

CME Committee

  • Dr. Brenda Burrough discloses she is a principal investigator in an Amgen research trial.
  • No members of the Mary Greeley Medical Center CME Committee who planned this activity, including Dr. Burrough, have any financial relationship to disclose relating to the content. 

The content and selection of speaker(s) is the responsibility of the Mary Greeley Medical Center for Continuing Medical Education Committee.

Continuing Education Credit

  • DO: Des Moines University is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this live activity for 1.0 AOA Category 2-A CME credit(s).
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/16/2014 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
04/16/2014 - 1:00pm CDT
Mary Greeley Medical Center
Bessie Myers Auditorium
1111 Duff Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A


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