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President's Message - Physicians Education Program Updates in Cardiovascular Medicine

Contributed by M. Mohsen Ibrahim, MD
Wednesday, 01 April 2015

President's Message

Physicians Education Program

Updates in Cardiovascular Medicine


Few branches in science are progressing with such a speed like the field of CV

medicine. New information is accumulating everyday, which makes it difficult for the

busy practitioner to be up‐to‐date in our field of cardiology. Some areas such as

guidelines are undergoing continuous change. Many of our decisions in clinical

practice are based upon guidelines. Guidelines are updated every 2‐4 years

sometimes yearly (Canadian). These changes in guidelines are secondary to the

results of new clinical trials, development of new drugs and better understanding of

disease mechanisms. Guidelines will limit the subjective element in decision making,

away from personal impressions and should provide the most cost effective diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.

One main goal of the EHS is physician education, providing the practitioners

with basic information and recent trends in cardiovascular practice. These will be

reflected in better patient care. In our country, where socioeconomic factors,

inadequate medical insurance and inefficient health care system, priority should be

given to cost containment, avoid unnecessary, repeated diagnostic procedures and

prescribe the least expensive medications .

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