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Upstate AHEC to Offer Therapeutic Interventions for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease

Upstate AHEC will sponsor “Therapeutic Interventions for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease” on December 4-5.   This two-day course will provide a comprehensive overview of the therapeutic management of patients with cardiovascular disease, especially as it pertains to the fields of physical therapy and occupational therapy.  This program will review the physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system and exercise physiology concepts. Instruction will focus on the management of patients with coronary artery disease, hypertension, congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease, pacemakers, peripheral arterial disease, venous disease, and pulmonary embolism. Evidence-based information on a variety of therapeutic approaches will be discussed to provide a foundation from which appropriate decisions can be made with regard to patient needs.

The instructor Ethel Frese, PT, DPT, MHS, CCS, is an associate professor in the Doisy College of Health Science at Saint Louis University and an adjunct instructor in the physical therapy program of Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Frese is a board certified specialist in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy and she is currently the president of the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Frese is a nationally recognized speaker and presents lectures and courses on cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy throughout the USA.

The target audience includes physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, and certified occupational therapy assistants with a basic to intermediate level of experience.  The course will be hosted by AnMed Health in their Healthy Futures Trust Room on the AnMed Health North Campus in Anderson, SC.  For more information please visit the Upstate AHEC Website www.upstateahec.org or call Bennie Pettit at 864-349-1162.

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