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CT Coronary Angiography Revolutionizes Cardiac Outcomes

Silver City, NM, May 6, 2019 – Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC), a 68-bed acute care hospital serving Grant County in southwest New Mexico, announced today that Norman Ratliff, MD, FACC will present "CT Angiography: A New Era in Improving Cardiac Outcomes" at the Continuing Medical Education (CME) meeting. The education program will be held Thursday, May 9 at Southwest Bone & Joint from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. All Physicians, Advanced Practice Practitioners, and Clinicians involved in patient care are invited to attend. The live activity is designated for a maximum 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits as accredited by the New Mexico Medical Society (NMMS) Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

Dr. Ratliff is head of Cardiology Services at Gila Regional Medical Center and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography, and Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. The 2 hour course will cover the following objectives:

  • Understand the technical aspects of CT coronary angiography including image acquisition and processing.
  • Describe the clinical indications for the use of CT coronary angiography.
  • Understand the literature comparing CT coronary angiography to other cardiac stress imaging modalities.
  • Understand the use of CT coronary angiography in the acute setting in patients presenting with chest pain.
  • Describe clinical scenarios where CT coronary angiography is not indicated.
  • Understand the future developments in CT coronary angiography such as Fraction Flow Reserve measurements.

Please RSVP to attend by contacting Medical Staff Services at or call (575) 538-4029.

Click here to download a flyer for the event.