With appropriate lifestyle changes, optimal medical treatments and targeted therapeutic interventions, the prospect for a long and high-quality life with heart disease is excellent. Texas Medical Center experts share the latest clinical and research insights on heart health.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. It is also one of the most preventable and treatable health conditions. With appropriate lifestyle changes, optimal medical treatments and targeted therapeutic interventions, the prospect for a long and high-quality life with heart disease is excellent. Interventional cardiologist Hani Jneid, M.D., who has chaired national task forces on heart disease treatment guidelines, serves as this course’s guide. He is joined by other national cardiovascular experts from the Texas Medical Center to share the latest clinical and research insights and innovations aiming to promote heart health and prevent the onset and recurrence of heart disease.
Hani Jneid, M.D., is an associate professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, the director of interventional cardiology research at Baylor College of Medicine, and the director of interventional cardiology at The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. He is a nationally-recognized expert in the fields of heart attack and interventional cardiology. Dr. Jneid performs more than 500 cardiac procedures annually and is the author of more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, editorials and textbook chapters. He has also served as the chair and member of several national committees and task forces developing guideline documents and position statements for heart disease.
Term: Spring/Summer 2018
Start Date: Apr. 04, 2018
End Date: May 02, 2018
Schedule: 7–8:30 p.m.
Length: Five Wednesdays
Location: Rice campus
Early Registration: $175 if registering by March 21
April 4. “Overview of Heart Health and Disease.” Hani Jneid, M.D. See lead instructor biography above.
April 11. “Heart Disease: Causes and Manifestations.” Hani Jneid, M.D.
April 18. “Treating and Preventing Recurrence of Heart Disease.” Hani Jneid, M.D.
April 25. “Lifestyle Interventions and Primary Prevention.” Anita Deswal, M.D., M.P.H., professor of medicine—Winters Center for Heart Failure Research, Baylor College of Medicine; chief, Section of Cardiology and director, Heart Failure Program—The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. Biykem Bozkurt, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine and medical care line executive—The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center; vice-chair, Department of Medicine and associate director of Cardiovascular Research Institute—Baylor College of Medicine; director—Winters Center for Heart Failure Research, Baylor College of Medicine
May 2. “The Future of Heart Health: Innovations in Medical Therapies and Interventions.” Christie Ballantyne, M.D., professor of medicine, professor of molecular and human genetics, chief of cardiology and cardiovascular research, J.S. Abercrombie Chair, Atherosclerosis and Lipoprotein Research—Baylor College of Medicine; director, Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention—Houston Methodist Hospital DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center. Hani Jneid, M.D.
The intent of this course is to offer a general educational overview about the topics described. It is not intended to provide diagnoses, medical advice or treatment recommendations. If you are seeking specific medical guidance, please consult with your healthcare provider.