Past APAC President & current Social Media Chair Viet Le, MPAS, PA-C FACC FAHA and APAC Board Member and Chair of our Preventive Cardiology Committee John Giacona, PhD, PA-C, CHC sighting at AHA2023, spreading the word about PAs in Cardiology!
LATE BREAKING TRIAL HIGHLIGHTS FROM JOHN:
ESPRIT Trial - "Effects of Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering Treatment in Reducing Risk of Cardiovascular Events"
Key results/take-aways: In participants at increased CV risk, intensive BP lowering to a systolic BP target of <120 mmHg reduced major CV events by 12%, CV mortality by 39%, and all-cause mortality by 21% at 3 years compared to standard treatment (systolic BP goal of <140 mmHg). This study validates the findings of the previous SPRINT trial and extends those findings by including participants with DM or history of stroke (which were excluded in SPRINT). Importantly, the effects demonstrated by ESPRIT were consistent regardless of diabetes status (Type 1, Type 2 or none) or history of stroke. Note: These findings were presented at AHA Scientific Sessions 2023. AHA ESPRIT Learn more HERE
CRHCP Trial -"Effectiveness of Blood Pressure Lowering Intervention on Risk of Total Dementia Among Patients with Hypertension"
Key results/take-aways: In patients with hypertension, intensive BP lowering to a target of <130/80 mmHg significantly reduced all-cause dementia by 15% and cognitive impairment without dementia by 16% at 48 months compared to usual care group (without increasing injurious falls or syncope). Note: These findings were presented at AHA Scientific Sessions 2023. AHA CRHCP Learn more HERE
Looking for ways to share knowledge and make some money? APAC is seeking article reviews, case studies, and conference highlights (200 words) from our members. Submit your article via email, and if selected by our board of directors, you will get $200 - that's right, $200 for your submission! We can't wait to announce the first winner in December.
The California Academy of Physician Associates (CAPA) is excited to welcome speaker submissions and topic ideas for CAPA’s 2024/2025 continuing education events! They are seeking fresh new content for their summer Virtual Rounds (a virtual, streaming conference), CAPACon (a 3.5-day in-person Southern California conference), and CAPA at Napa (a 1.5-day in-person Northern California conference)! The RFP is an open call to all PAs including those specializing in Cardiology.
Do you specialize in Heart Failure, Electrophysiology, Vascular Medicine, or Preventive Cardiology? Do you have a specialty that is not currently represented on our leadership team? Do you want to actively contribute to the growth and development of APAC?
By bringing your expertise into a current committee or by forming a new committee, you can help us achieve excellence in advancing cardiovascular health and promoting cardiology practice, which is integral to our mission.
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APAC was thrilled to partner with the Association of Pulmonary Advanced Practice Providers for our annual conference in 2023. Their mission towards the advancement of the profession and the well-being of patients aligns with APAC. We look forward to future collaborations with these goals in mind.
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