Cardiovascular Symposium

The Cardiovascular Symposium will feature the latest information on diagnostic and therapeutic advances in cardiovascular disease for physicians and mid-level providers.

Saturday, April 1
8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Isle Casino Cape Girardeau

Registration Fee
Physicians - $50
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses - $25
Physician Assistants - $25
SoutheastHEALTH Employees - FREE

Deadline to register March 22

Full Brochure and Registration Form

For more information, contact Southeast Educational Services at 573-651-5825 or

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Symposium Faculty

  • Steven Carr, MD - Cardiovascular Consultants
  • George Berberian, MD - Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
  • Laura Sheridan, MS - Southeast Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Kenneth Retter, MD - Cardiovascular Consultants
  • Akinobu Itoh, MD - Washington University
  • Jan Rigdon, MSN, RN, CNOR, MBA - SoutheastHEALTH Cardiovascular Service Line
  • Fernando Arzola, MD - Cardiovascular Consultants – Dexter
  • Janice Bueter, PharmD - Southeast Pharmacy

Topics Covered

Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • Benefits of cardiac rehabilitation to the patient’s health
  • Identifying the patients who qualify for cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiovascular Stress Testing

  • Various methods of stress testing
  • Steps for follow-up based on stress test results

LVAD & Heart Transplant

  • Indications for heart transplant and durable mechanical circulatory support for end-stage heart failure
  • Indications and contraindications for acute MCS, bridge to recovery or bridge to decision

The Cardiac Bundle

  • Identifying patients included in the CMS Cardiovascular Bundle
  • Identifying the time period included in the episodic payment model

Cardiovascular Disease

  • Potential complications in identifying and treating cardiovascular disease and diabetes
  • Increased risk factors for heart disease in patients with chronic conditions

Anticoagulant & Antiplatelet Agents

  • Best practices for use of antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapy
  • Importance of transition of care and the medication reconciliation process between cardiovascular and primary care providers

Continuing Education

SoutheastHEALTH is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. SoutheastHEALTH designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

SoutheastHEALTH is an approved provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact hours: 5.0 | MW MSD Provider Approval Number: MO1018-8

For more information, contact Southeast Educational Services at 573-651-5825 or