Cardiovascular Pharmacology

Jennifer Brull, MD, FAAFP

Jennifer Brull, MD, FAAFP

TIME AND PLACE:

11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Thursday, Room 214CD

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Jennifer Brull, MD, FAAFP, has a solo practice in Plainville, Kan. She was a HIT Fellow for the Ofce of the National Coordinator and also recognized as a Hypertension Control Challenge Champion by the Centers for Disease Control.

Brull has presented several cardiovascular- focused sessions at FMX through the years. "One of my clinical passions is achieving balanced blood pressure control in my patients, so I feel very comfortable in that area of medications," she said. "On the other side, I often have to stop and look up new medications or doses when it comes to guideline-directed medical therapy and anticoagulation, so it was a nice refresher to look at everything in detail as I prepared for the lecture."

SESSION OVERVIEW:

Attendees will learn about practice guidelines for three common cardiovascular conditions—acute coronary syndrome, congestive heart failure, and atrial fbrillation—and look at when cardiovascular medications might cause more harm than good. Brull also will discuss ways to fnd and develop strategies through a quality care- management team approach to partner with patients about good medication adherence and helping patients how adherence impacts disease control.

WHY THIS SESSION MATTERS TO FAMILY PHYSICIANS:

Family physicians see and treat cardiovascular disease often and see related conditions on a daily basis. Since family physicians have such a large footprint when it comes to impacting outcomes and cost, Brull said becoming more knowledgeable about cardiovascular pharmacology helps patients. Learning how to do all this in the context of team-based care will keep family physicians sane.

TAKE-HOME MESSAGES:

"Cardiovascular pharmacology is more than just a lecture in medical school," Brull said."Understanding more, especially in the context of current evidence and team-based care, will improve our patients' health. You will defnitely take home information to change your practice on Monday."