EM1705I "Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease: Not Just Skin Deep" (IM GR-051917)

The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the heterogeneous manifestations of obesity-related cardiovascular disease and the central role of visceral adiposity in its pathophysiology.

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Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe the concept of the “obesity paradox” in established cardiovascular disease.
  • Define “adiposopathy” and its three main tenets.
  • Understand the physiologic and pathologic differences between varying adipose tissue depots and their impact on cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.
  • Describe the clinical implications of obesity heterogeneity and visceral adiposity.
  • Identify several areas for future investigation and clinical adaptation of new paradigms of obesity as it relates to cardiovascular disease risk.
Course summary
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  • 1.00 AMA
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Photo: Ian Neeland, M.D.Ian Neeland, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiology

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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