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Improving CVD Outcomes in Women: Case Studies in Lifestyle Medicine and Cardiovascular Health
Reducing CVD Risk & Health Disparities
In partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, and the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, ACPM has developed 4 courses focused on reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors among high-risk women, such as high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, obesity, inactivity, diabetes, and smoking. The content does not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.
About the Course
This course will review case studies of patients who represent typical populations that WISEWOMAN targets. The course will review patient history, case questions and knowledge/skill review for each scenario.
Learning Objectives
  • Apply evidence based lifestyle interventions in specific clinical scenarios to treat and stop the progression of diseases, such as hypertension and cardiovascular disease. 
  • Provide basic nutrition prescriptions as a key component in the clinical management of hypertension and cardiovascular disease. 
  • Provide basic exercise prescription for the prevention and treatment of hypertension and cardiovascular disease. 
  • Implement basic coaching techniques in clinical case scenarios. 
  • Apply lifestyle related treatment and management of hypertension and cardiovascular disease in the setting of multiple comorbidities.
CDC'S WISEWOMAN PROGRAM
Expert faculty in cardiology, primary care, and family and lifestyle medicine developed the evidence and practice-based content of the new WISEWOMAN lifestyle medicine curriculum modules. The specialized elective modules include:
  • Review of the latest studies on how lifestyle change can improve hypertension and CVD outcomes. This module will address the balance of lifestyle change and medication management in higher risk patients. 
  • Practical tips for implementing the lessons learned from these studies. Special considerations with regard to diet, physical activity, stress management, and sleep (e.g. salt and hypertension) for these conditions. 
  • Managing patients with cardiovascular disease on the spectrum of socioeconomic status, ethnicity/culture, readiness to change, and severity/complexity of common comorbid conditions (such as depression). Include implementing WISEWOMAN resources as part of patient management. 
  • Case studies of patients who represent typical populations that WISEWOMAN targets
Faculty
Deepa Sannidhi, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Step II
University of California San Diego, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health

Deepa Sannidhi, MDis dually trained in family medicine and preventive medicine. Her expertise includes womens health, integrative medicine, and lifestyle medicine, which uses evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as nutrition, exercise, stress management, sleep and other non-drug modalities, to decrease disease risk and illness. As Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Sannidhi enjoys teaching residents and medical students at UC San Diego School of Medicine about lifestyle medicine and nutrition. Her research interests include obesity and behavior change. Dr. Sannidhi completed her family medicine residency training at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, N.J. and trained as a resident in Preventive medicine in the UC San Diego/San Diego State University Preventive Medicine program, where she was also Chief Resident. She earned her medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and is completing a master’s degree in public health from San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health. She holds Board Certification in Lifestyle Medicine.
Disclaimer
This module's development was supported by Cooperative Agreement #1U380T000130 between the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion( NCCDPHP) and the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP). The content does not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.
Summary
Availability: Retired
Cost: Non-Member: $62.47
Student/Resident Member: $34.95
ACPM Subscriber: $37.41
Member: $49.88
Credit Offered: No Credit Offered
Contains: 2 Courses
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