April 24th, 2012

Prevention a Low Priority in Heart Docs’ Training

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A new survey of training programs for future cardiologists suggests that only a fraction are getting the minimum level of education in heart disease prevention that professional guidelines recommend. "Prevention and management of risk factors (for heart disease) is not an emphasized -- and almost neglected -- portion of the curriculum," said Dr. Quinn Pack, the lead author of the study. "We don't know how it affects (doctors') knowledge."… Pack, who is a preventive cardiology fellow at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, said he had noticed that some of the fellowship programs where he had applied seemed to emphasize prevention more than others.

 

 

Reuters by Kerry Grens   4/24/12

Tags: Cardiology, Dr. Quinn Pack, heart disease prevention, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Research

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