5 important questions on preventive cardiovascular medicine answered.


Are you a healthcare professional who has chosen to specialise in the field of cardiology? Perhaps you are a primary care physician looking to offer an elevated level of care to your patients?

Here at Learna, we are on a mission to improve healthcare worldwide through affordable and accessible education. That is why we have answered 5 key questions on preventative cardiovascular medicine to help you in your mission to broaden your skill set and improve healthcare in your industry.

1. What is preventative cardiovascular medicine?

Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine is a rapidly evolving branch of medicine involved in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke, coronary heart disease and peripheral vascular disease.
Preventative cardiovascular medicine is often used in conjunction with other treatments and lifestyle changes for patients who have already been diagnosed with heart disease.

2. What is the importance of interventional cardiology?

Interventional cardiology is a branch of cardiology that focuses on treatments such as angioplasty and stenting.
The main goal of this type of treatment is to prevent the development or recurrence of cardiovascular events such as heart attack, stroke, or death. This can be achieved by lowering blood pressure, controlling cholesterol levels and blood sugar, and managing weight.

3. What are the benefits of preventional cardiology?

Preventative treatment and interventional medical advice may stop patients from having to undergo procedures and treatments as part of a life-altering diagnosis. For example, preventative cardiovascular medicine may save patients from having to undergo a coronary catheterization or bypass surgery.

4. How competitive is interventional cardiology?

Interventional cardiology is regarded as a very competitive specialty, and the competition in the healthcare industry is fierce. When working your way up the medical career ladder, you may find that peers in your chosen area of specialty share your qualifications and match your experience. You can develop an advantage amongst them by showing additional skills and insights gained from a diploma or master’s in preventative cardiology that can be used in your daily practice.

5. Why study preventative cardiovascular medicine?

Broadening your clinical skills into the field of preventive cardiovascular medicine can benefit not only aspiring cardiologists, but clinicians in primary care also. Undertaking further education in this field through a postgraduate diploma or master’s in preventative cardiovascular medicine, allows primary care physicians and nurses the opportunity to advise preventative treatment. This treatment may help patients avoid a more serious interventional procedure further down the line.

Our online Postgraduate Diploma and MSc in Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine is aimed at:

  • GPs
  • Secondary Care Trainees in Diabetes
  • Vascular Surgeons
  • Cardiologists
  • Medical Biochemists
  • Junior Doctors
  • Paramedics
  • Dietitians
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Specialist Nurses working in FH and Practice Nurses running CV clinics who wish to develop their skills in this area of work.

Busy healthcare professionals often feel they do not have the time to commit to further courses, especially a master’s degree. At Learna, we have been perfecting our online learning platform for over 10 years, so it is safe to say we are specialists in online education. We understand that many healthcare professionals are extremely busy, and offer a fully flexible learning experience. With no lectures or set times to study, you can diversify your skillset with a fully accredited master’s in preventative cardiovascular medicine at a schedule that best suits your needs.

About our Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine programmes.

Our online Postgraduate Diploma and MSc in Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine have been developed to holistically address the approach to vascular disease. The breadth that this cardiology diploma covers, and its focus on integrating all of preventative care makes it truly unique.

On completion of the distance learning preventative cardiovascualr disease course, graduates will be able to demonstrate:

  • A systematic understanding of the care of patients in preventative cardiovascular medicine.
  • A critical awareness of current issues affecting the care of patients undertaking preventative cardiovascular treatments.
  • An advanced knowledge of preventative cardiovascular medicine that will facilitate decision-making in unpredictable and/or complex situations.
  • An ability to use knowledge to adapt professional practice to meet the changing demands of healthcare systems.

If you are ready to advance your career and deliver an elevated quality of care to your patients, view our preventative cardiovascular medicine programmes.