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Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Family Practice Volume 62, Issue 04: Management of Cardiovascular Disease


By Audio Digest Foundation

Eddie Needham, MD, Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Florida Hospital, Winter Park, presented on Cardiovascular Pharmacology. Julia Renee Zumpano, RD, LD, Registered Dietitian, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, presented on Nutritional Requirements for Patients with Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease

Glendale, CA / / via ACCESSWIRE / April 04, 2014 / Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Family PracticeVolume 62, Issue 04: Management of Cardiovascular Disease. 

The goals of this program are to improve management of heart failure (HF) and to review dietary strategies for patients with atherosclerotic vascular disease. After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

1. Classify severity of HF based on ejection fraction and symptoms.

2. Choose appropriate medications for HF, such as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and B-blockers.

3. Recognize patients who may benefit from implantable cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy.

4. Describe heart-healthy diets, such as the Ornish diet and the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes diet.

5. List dietary sources of soluble fiber, phytosterols, and omega-3 fatty acids.

The original programs were presented by Eddie Needham, MD, Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Florida Hospital, Winter Park. Julia Renée Zumpano, RD, LD, Registered Dietitian, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

Audio-Digest Foundation, the largest independent publisher of Continuing Medical Education in the world, records over 10,000 hours of lectures every year in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, pediatrics, psychology, and urology, by the leading medical researchers at the top laboratories, universities, and institutions. 

Recent researchers have hailed from Harvard, Cedars-Sinai, Mayo Clinic, UCSF, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical Center, The University of California, San Diego, The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, The University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and many others.

Out of these cutting-edge programs, Audio-Digest then chooses the most clinically relevant, edits them for clarity, and publishes them either every week or every two weeks.

In addition, Audio-Digest publishes subscription series in conjunction with leading medical societies: DiabetesInsight with The American Diabetes Association, ACCEL with The American College of Cardiology, Continuum Audio with The American Academy of Neurology, and Journal Watch Audio General Medicine with Massachusetts Medical Society.

For 60 years, the global medical community of doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and other medical professionals around the world has subscribed to Audio-Digest specialty series in order to remain current in their specialties as well as to maintain their Continuing Education requirements with the most cutting-edge, independent, and unbiased continuing medical education (CME).

Long a technical innovator, Audio-Digest was the first to produce audio medical education programs and the first to produce in-car medical education. Currently, its subscription and annual products are available on CD and MP3, as well as iPhone, iPad, and Android apps.

Contact: Paul Angles,, 818-844-3237

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