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Challenges in Contemporary Cardiac Care: A Case-Based Module

In support of the ACC’s Health Equity Strategy, this educational activity is designed to inspire and achieve a culture of health where every person reaches their full cardiovascular health potential as a natural right. The course includes two primary resources:

  • Heart2Heart Stage Session entitled, Making Progress in Health Equity: In My Clinical Practice, Today, which reviews definitions and concepts related to health equity. It also incorporates case studies that highlight health inequities in varied practice settings and patient populations.
  • JACC article entitled, Paving the Way for Health Equity in Cardiology, which articulates the creation of the path to health equity in the cardiovascular field.

Please start by completing a short Pre-Test to assess your knowledge in Health Equity. If you don't pass on your first attempt, it is recommended that you watch the presentation Making Progress in Health Equity: In My Clinical Practice, Today

The cases listed below are designed to be taken at your leisure. 
  • Management of New Onset Heart Failure
  • Cardiac Arrest Management in a Young Black Woman
  • Breathing Under Water: Mitigating Implicit Bias in Risk Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Red Herrings in a Case of Cancer Therapy–Related Cardiotoxicity: Implicit Bias and Diagnostic Pitfalls
  • Faith in Medicine: A Harmonious Dichotomy of Spirituality and Faith in Cardiovascular Care
  • Management of Hypertension in a Non–English-Speaking Immigrant
  • Caring for a Patient With Cancer and Atrial Fibrillation: Creating Care Tailored to an Inclusive Rural Demographic
  • A 17-Year-Old Girl With Shortness of Breath
  • Sex Disparities in Acute Myocardial Infarction: Closing the Gap With Cardiac Magnetic Resonance
  • Management of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Diagnosis 
  • Under the Pall: Uncovering Interventions in Palliative Care in Minority Patients

Program Chairs
Kathryn L. Berlacher, MD, MS, FACC

Robert Roswell, MD, FACC
Melvin R. Echols, MD, FACC

Ifeoma Onuorah-Ezenekwe, MD
Rosy Thachil, MD, FACC
Carlos Alviar, MD, FACC
Monica Sanford, ACNP
Willard Applefeld, MD
Yetunde A. Fatade, MD, MPH
Aubrey J. Grant, MD, FACC
Modele O. Ogunniyi, MD, MPH, FACC
Leili Behrooz, MD, MPH 
Christopher Jennings Regan, MD, FACC 
Martin L. Campbell, MD 
Rachel S. Tobin, MD 
Christopher J. Berg, MD 
Ashley F. Stein-Merlob, MD 
Ming Hui Chen, MD, FACC 
Eric H. Yang MD, FACC
Leslie Ammabel Ynalvez, MD
Anita Deswal, MD, MPH, FACC
Batool Abuhalimeh, MD
Sarah Hale, MD
Jennifer Maning, DO
Benjamin H. Freed, MD, FACC
Pamela Piña Santana, MD
Carlos A. Gongora, MD, FACC
Aldo L. Schenone, MD
Karl Wallenkampf, MD 
James N. Kirkpatrick, MD, FACC
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Dec 31, 2025
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
Contains: 13 Courses
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