Cardiovascular Update 2020  

Thank you for your interest in the Dignity Health Heart and Vascular Institute of Greater Sacramento's CME Symposium. 

Although innovations in care have caused improvements in cardiovascular outcomes, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States and worldwide. Past declines in cardiovascular disease related deaths have slowed and even regressed for certain populations. Thus, early recognition and referral to specialized centers with experts in the treatment and management of this condition is essential to improve patient outcomes and survival. 

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2020 Event Details

March 26, 2020
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Hilton Sacramento Arden West 
2200 Harvard Street 
Sacramento, CA 95815  

5:30 p.m. Registration and networking
6:00 p.m. Welcome, Featured Presentations
8:30 p.m. Closing Remarks/Adjourn


Our featured presentations will include:

Atrial Fibrillation - Insights for PCPs

Maheer Gandhavadi, MD

Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction: The Time is Now

Munir Janmohamed, MD, FACC


Cardiac Magnetic Resonance: The Ultimate One Stop Shop Imaging Test

Sarwar H. Orakzai, MD, FACC, FASNC, RPVI


Best Practices in Cardio-Oncology

Amardeep Singh, MD, FACC


At the conclusion of this program participants should be able to implement the following changes in their professional practice:

  • Identify when to refer atrial fibrillation patients to an EP and recognize symptoms to identify best treatment options for patients  
  • Recognize and apply most recent guideline directed heart failure therapies for systolic heart failure in patients
  • Select the appropriate cardiac imaging modality based on clinical scenario and patient characteristics
  • Recognize oncology patients that are at a higher risk of cardiac disease and toxicity from cancer therapies, and monitor and modify medical therapy for cardio protection


As a provider accredited by the California Medical Association, we must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of our sponsored educational activities. We at Dignity Health Sacramento Office of Continuing Medical Education adhere to the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.

  • Dr. Janmohamed receives fees as a speaker for Abbott, Actelion, and Novartis
  • Dr. Orakzai receives honoraria as a speaker for Lantheus Pharmaceutical and Philips Imaging
  • Dr. Gandhavadi, Dr. Singh, Dignity Health Sacramento CME committee members, and all other planners involved and able to influence the content of this presentation have reported no relevant financial relationships/interest with any commercial entities that may have ties to this presentation.

Accreditation Statement:

Dignity Health Sacramento is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:
Dignity Health Sacramento designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is sponsored in part by promotional exhibitors