Cardiac Rhythm Management
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Activity Description

The educational webcast evaluates the basic mechanisms of Atrial Fibrillation, limitations of existing therapy, and emerging treatment strategies to improve outcomes. The leading multidisciplinary faculty experts assess optimal clinical decision making strategies for determining when to discontinue anticoagulation and antiarrhythmic therapy in AF patients, as well as advancements in procedural approaches, including surgical AF ablation and Left Atrial Appendage Closure.

The webcast is comprised of proceedings from an accredited satellite symposium held during the 2017 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.

Cardiac Rhythm Management

Access Presentation

Webcast

Click on the session title listed below to view each presentation.

For those wishing to obtain your continuing medical education certification, access Earn CME Credit Tab at the conclusion of the webcast; select the appropriate answer to each posttest question, and successfully obtain the passing score as designated at the top of the test.

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Welcome and Introduction

Saibal Kar, MD, FACC, FSCAI

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A Basic Science Review on the Mechanisms of AF

John Day, MD, FHRS, FACC

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Surgical AF Treatment Options and Left Atrial Appendage Closure

Ali Khoynezhad MD, PhD, FHRS

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Clinical Monitoring: When to Discontinue Anticoagulation and Antiarrhythmic Therapy

Saibal Kar, MD FACC, FSCAI

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Cardiac Rhythm Management

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported through an educational grant from AtriCure.

Joint-Providers

MediaSphere Medical, LLC and Cine-Med

 

Faculty

Faculty

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John Day, MD, FHRS, FACC
Director of Heart Rhythm Services
Intermountain Medical Center
Salt Lake City, UT

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Saibal Kar, MD FACC, FSCAI
Professor in Medicine
Director of Cardiovascular Interventional Research Heart Institute
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

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Ali Khoynezhad MD, PhD, FHRS
Director of Cardiovascular Surgery
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
Clinical Professor of Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

 

CME Information

CME Released: 12/6/2017; Valid for credit through 12/6/2018

Target Audience

This enduring activity has been developed to meet the educational needs of cardiologists, surgeons, electrophysiologists, and other physicians and associated healthcare professionals with an interest in managing patients with atrial fibrillation.

Activity Goal

This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/IOM competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, and Practice-Based Learning.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Review and recognize risk factors, including patient characteristics for AF and morbidities associated with AF.
  • Examine proper determinants and steps for AF diagnosis, and evaluate emerging treatment options.
  • Evaluate optimal clinical decision making strategies for determining when to discontinue anticoagulation and antiarrhythmic therapy in AF patients.
  • Assess important processes to implement for the maintenance of successful multidisciplinary collaborative AF care.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint-providership of Ciné-Med and MediaSphere Medical. Ciné-Med is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for Physicians and is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Ciné-Med designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 Credit(s).
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Ciné-Med designates this activity for 1.5 Contact Hour for Nurses.

Disclosure

MediaSphere Medical and Cine-Med adheres to accreditation requirements regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosure of the planning committee and faculty's commercial relationships will be made known at the activity. Speakers are required to openly disclose any limitations of data and/or any discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentations. All Cine-Med and MediaSphere Medical employees and planners in control of content have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty Disclosure Summary

Dr. John Daydiscloses that he serves as a consultant for Boston Scientific, Abbott, and Biotronik.

Dr. Saibal Kar discloses that he has received grant/research support from Abbott Vascular, Boston Scientific, Cardiokinetix, and Gore Medical, and has received consulting fees/honoraria from Abbott Vascular, Boston Scientific and Gore Medical.

Dr. Ali Khoynezhad discloses he is a national Principal Investigator for AtriCure.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online educational activity. This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated on the title page; physicians and nurses should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted on the title page. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or Contact Hours, you must receive a minimum score of 70% on the post-test.

Follow these steps to earn CME/CE credit*:

  1. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
  2. Review the educational presentations
  3. Select the appropriate answer to each posttest question. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score as designated at the top of the test. We encourage you to complete the Activity Evaluation to provide feedback for future programming.

Provider Contact Information

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Hardware/Software Requirements:

  • A computer with an Internet connection.
  • Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser.
  • Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML5 capable browser may be required for video or audio playback.
  • Occasionally other additional software may be required such as PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader.

MediaSphere protects the privacy of personal and other information regarding participants, educational partners, and joint sponsors. MediaSphere and our joint sponsors will not release personally identifiable information to a third party without the individual’s consent, except such information as is required for reporting purposes to the appropriate accrediting agency. MediaSphere maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information.

Copyright © 2017 by MediaSphere Medical. All rights reserved. No part of this activity may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without first obtaining permission from MediaSphere Medical.

CME/CE Test

CME/CE Test
  1. The Role of the Cardiologist for Successfully Managing Atrial Fibrillation Patients
  2. Please enter your information, and complete the following CME post test and evaluation form. Upon successful completion, your submission will be reviewed and you will receive notification shortly regarding the status of your certificate. You must achieve a minimum score of 70% to earn credit for this activity.

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  12. 1. Which statement is accurate regarding why it is critical to discontinue anticoagulation and antiarrhythmic therapy in Atrial Fibrillation patients?
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  14. 2. Anticoagulation therapy reduces the risk of ischemic stroke in patients with valvular and non-valvular AF, and while effective, does present issues with compliance, bleeding and failure.
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  16. 3. Which statement is accurate as it pertains to Atrial Fibrillation and stroke?
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  18. 4. Evidence concludes that Left Atrial Appendage Closure is a reasonable strategy for stroke prophylaxis in patients who are poor candidates for long-term oral anticoagulation.
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  20. 5. Which statement is accurate as concluded by Dr. Saibal Kar through his presentation evaluating Clinical Monitoring: When to Discontinue Anticoagulation and Antiarrhythmic Therapy?
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  22. 6. Dr. Ali Khoynezhad concludes, through his presentation assessing Surgical AF Treatment Options and Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion that Surgical AF (Maze) is the most effective remedy for advanced AF, and current surgical devices for LAA Occlusion are reliable and safe.
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  24. Although optional, we respectfully request that you complete the activity evaluation form, since your feedback assists in the development of future educational activities.

  25. Background

    Please rate each question using a scale of 1 to 5 (1 = Beginner, 5 = Advanced)


  26. I would consider my level of expertise in the subject matter prior to the webcast as:
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  27. I would consider my level of expertise in the subject matter after the activity
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  28. Considering my experience and background, the material presented was:
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  29. Extent to which activity met the identified objectives
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  30. Review and recognize risk factors including patient characteristics for AF and morbidities associated with AF.
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  31. Evaluate optimal clinical decision making strategies for determining when to discontinue anticoagulation and antiarrhythmic therapy in AF patients.
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  32. Assess important processes to implement for the maintenance of successful multidisciplinary collaborative AF care.
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  33. Information Presented
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  34. Reinforced my current practice/treatment habits:
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  35. Will improve my practice/patient outcomes:
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  36. Enhanced my current knowledge base:
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  38. Information gained from this conference will result in making a change in your practice:
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  40. Addressed a professional practice gap:
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  41. Was free of commercial bias/influence:
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  42. What barriers do you anticipate in incorporating best practices learned in this activity into clinical activities or quality improvement initiatives at your institution?
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