Environmental Exposures and Cardiovascular Disease - A Challenge for Health Equity Worldwide
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- Describe how environmental exposures are associated with cardiovascular disease.
- Recognize the inter-relatedness of cardiovascular disease epidemiology in the United States and throughout the Americas.
Melissa Burroughs Peña, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of California, San Francisco
- MS - Duke University, Global Health and Cardiovascular Medicine
- MD - Harvard Medical School
Cardiovascular disease is the leading killer in the US and throughout the Americas – and Dr. Melissa Burroughs Peña, a cardiologist with a keen interest in Latin America, is an emerging leader in improving heart health across the region. The widespread availability of fast food, growing rates of obesity and diabetes, and low access to preventive treatments such as statins contribute to the "perfect storm" of heart disease that is impacting Latin America, said Dr. Burroughs Peña. Unfortunately, it also hits patients at much younger ages than the US. "It’s not just grandmothers having heart attacks, but people in their 30s, 40s and 50s who are supporting families and can no longer work," said Dr. Burroughs Peña. "It can sink a family very quickly, and is devastating to local communities and national economies." To learn more about Dr. Burroughs Peña, visit her faculty spotlight or biography.
Relevant to the content of this CME activity, Dr. Burroughs Peña indicated she has no financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
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- Burnett et al. Envirn Health Persp 2014; 122:397-403
- Burroughs Peña and Rollins (2017) Cardiology Clinics
- Mills (2009) Nature Clinical Practice: Cardiovascular Medicine 6(1): 36-44
- Smith et al Ann Rev Pub Health 2014; 35: 185-206
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- 0.75 AOA Category 2B
- 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 0.75 CE Contact Hours