MODULE II – A METABOLIC & FUNCTIONAL APPROACH TO CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
OBJECTIVES
  • Understand and apply in clinical practice the pathophysiology: vascular biology, vascular aging, hypertension, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease and congestive heart failure
  • Review cardiovascular biomarkers, CHD risk factors, blood tests and other invasive and non-invasive testing
  • Learn nutrition, nutritional supplements, exercise and weight management in the treatment of hypertension, dyslipidemia, vascular disease, CHD, CHF and CVD, and vascular aging
  • Discuss the clinical presentation and cardiovascular relationships of hypertension, dyslipidemia, coronary heart disease and CVD
  • Review the clinical presentation and cardiovascular relationships of vascular biology and vascular aging to CVD
  • Understand, review, discuss, select and apply new non-invasive diagnostic cardiovascular tests to identify CV disease early and select appropriate treatment
  • Discuss traditional, new and emerging CHD risk factors to prevent and treat CHD and CVD in clinical practice
  • Recognize the immune mal adaptations that underlie and aggravate atherosclerosis and CHF
  • Learn immune modulating effects of commonly used pharmacologic and nutritional agents
  • Review immune modulating effects of commonly used pharmacologic and nutritional agents
  • Explain the relationship between epidemiological cardio metabolic risk and individual risk management
  • Learn how pattern recognition is a vital tool in patient risk management and prioritizing therapy
  • Describe the pathophysiological triggers and mediators which drive cardio metabolic outcomes emphasizing the role of inflammation
  • Summarize key lifestyle intervention studies which focus on cardiometabolic risk, weight loss or incidence of diabetes
  • Learn the evidence-based information on lifestyle and natural remedies which improve insulin sensitivity
  • Summarize the best evidence for nutraceutical therapies as it relates to cardiometabolic biomarker management
  • Discuss the interlocking metabolic abnormalities associated with Metabolic Syndrome (MetS), illustrate how they are related to lifestyle (diet, activity,sleep, stress management) and identify the key lifestyle changes that these patients need to make
  • Discuss the pivotal role that Growth Hormone(GH) plays in MetS, and provide the listener with interventions to increase endogenous GH output
  • Identify laboratory tests important for diagnosis and management of MetS
  • Understand the consequences of increased sugar intake to the body
  • Learn the numerous diseases that are linked to a high sugar diet
  • Study sugar substitutes their use and possible side effects
  • Learn the symptoms of reactive hypoglycaemia
  • Discuss the diseases associated with insulin resistance
  • Develop early recognition of signs and symptoms as well as clinical presentations indicative of insulin resistance
  • Discuss proper staging of insulin resistance and its relation to inflammation and cardiovascular disease
  • Understand treatment of insulin resistance and its relationship to other related diseases
  • Learn the symptoms of insulin resistance
  • Recognize the causes of elevated insulin
  • Learn the effect that a low glycemic insulin eating program has on insulin resistance and diabetes
  • Understand how good sleep hygiene positively affects insulin levels in the body
  • Recognize how important exercise is in the management of insulin resistance and diabetes
  • Learn nutritional supplements that improve insulin resistance and diabetes
  • Discuss botanical therapies for insulin resistance