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Cardiac Management for the Female Patient
Taught by: Elsa-Grace V. Giardina, M.D.

Description
E-Course Description
In Cardiac Management for the Female Patient, an online continuing-medical-education (CME) course, Dr. Elsa-Grace V. Giardina, professor of clinical medicine and director of the Center for Women's Health at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, reviews the latest advances in cardiac care as they specifically relate to women. Video overviews, charts, key points, an interactive risk-assessment tool, and a real-time post test enhance Dr. Giardina's discussion of heart disease and epidemiology, diagnostic and prognostic challenges, risk factors, and hormone-replacement therapy. Targeted at cardiologists, internists, primary-care physicians, registered nurses, and attendant health personnel, the course is currently available to Columbia faculty for free. Columbia physicians taking the course are eligible to receive 2 hours in category 1 credits.

E-Course Length:2 hours
Start Date:Anytime
Credits:For CME Credits
Prerequisites:None
Moderator:None
Columbia Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni:FREE
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E-Course Objectives | Outline | Instructor's Background | Technical Requirements

E-Course Objectives
•   Identify women at high risk for coronary disease.

•   Learn about diagnostic and prognostic challenges to treating women with coronary disease.

•   Discuss the latest findings about coronary risk factors and treatments.


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Outline
1. Introduction
2. Epidemiology
3. Diagnostic and Prognostic Challenges
4. Risk Factors
5. HRT and Heart Disease
6. Conclusion

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Instructor's Background
Instructor's Background
Elsa-Grace V. Giardina, M.D., is a professor of clinical medicine and director of the Center for Women's Health at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Giardina earned her medical doctorate from New York Medical College, and completed training as an internist, a noninvasive cardiologist, a pharmaco-electrophysiologist, and a clinical pharmacologist at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Giardina is the recipient of many awards and is a certified diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Subspecialty Board of Cardiovascular Diseases.

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Technical Requirements
You will need to use a computer with Internet access to complete this course. We recommend the following minimum configurations:

IBM-COMPATIBLE PC
Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, or NT
64 MB of RAM (128 recommended)
Monitor: 800x600 resolution recommended
Connection: Internet service and 56K modem minimum
Browser: Internet Explorer 4 or above (Internet Explorer 5 strongly recommended) or Netscape 4 or above
Sound Card (if you can hear audio you have a sound card)
Plug-ins: RealPlayer 7 or later; Flash Player 5 or later; Acrobat Reader 5 or later
(all plug-ins are free)

MACINTOSH
MAC OS 8.6 or higher
64 MB of RAM (128 recommended)
Monitor: 800x600 resolution recommended
Connection: Internet service and 56K modem minimum
Browser: Internet Explorer 5 or above or Netscape 4.7 or above
Sound Card (if you can hear audio you have a sound card)
Plug-ins: RealPlayer 7 or later; Flash Player 5 or later; Acrobat Reader 5 or later
(all plug-ins are free)

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