Cardiac Rhythm Management
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Activity Description

The on-demand webcast features expert presentations and engaging discussions, which include a review of current societal guidelines, controversies in surgical ablation, and optimal strategies for overcoming barriers to adopting concomitant surgical AF ablation into daily practice. The expert presentations are complemented with a moderated discussion that thoroughly explores a variety of Hot Topics that impact the cardiothoracic surgical team managing AF patients.

The webcast is comprised of proceedings from an accredited satellite symposium held during STS 54th Annual Meeting. 

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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Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation Rapid Fire Guideline Update

Vinay Badhwar, MD

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Overcoming Barriers to Adopting Concomitant Surgical AF Ablation in Daily Practice

John Puskas, MD

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Postoperative Management of Patients Following Surgical Ablation

Harold Roberts, MD

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HOT TOPICS: A Moderated Discussion with Audience Participation

Panel: Vinay Badhwar, MD, Niv Ad, MD, John Puskas, MD and Harold Roberts, MD

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  • Case Based Discussion – CABG, AVR, Mitral, Tricuspid
  • Growing My Practice – Technique, Outcomes, My Role and My EP’s Role
  • Anticoagulation Following the Cox-Maze IV
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure and Oral Anticoagulation Therapy
  • The Emergence of Hybrid Ablation: What does the future Hold?

Cardiac Rhythm Management

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by an educational grant from AtriCure

Joint-Providers

MediaSphere Medical, LLC and Cine-Med

 

Faculty

Program Chair

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Vinay Badhwar, MD
Gordon F. Murray Professor and Chairman  
Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV

Faculty

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Niv Ad, MD
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Research; Professor of Medicine
Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV

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John Puskas, MD
Chair of Cardiovascular Surgery
Mount Sinai Saint Luke's, Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Mount Sinai West
Director of Surgical Coronary Revascularization for the Mount Sinai Health System
New York, NY

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Harold Roberts, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV

 

CME Information

CME Released: 3/6/2018; Valid for credit through 3/6/2019

Target Audience

This enduring activity has been developed to meet the educational needs of cardiothoracic surgeons, residents, and other physicians and associated healthcare professionals.

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:

  • Evaluate current societal guidelines for concomitant surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation and review how to implement them in the growth and development of one’s practice.
  • Examine existing barriers and best practices to ensure successful concomitant surgical AF ablation adoption into daily practice.

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. Vinay Badhwar discloses that he is a consultant for AtriCure and Medtronic.

Dr. Niv Ad has discloses that he has served as an advisor or consultant for AtriCure.

Dr. John Puskas discloses that he is site PI for ATLAS trial, and receives speaker’s honorarium and travel support from AtriCure to Departmental Research/Education fund.

Dr. Harold Roberts has no relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.

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 © 2018 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. Concomitant Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: Navigating Controversies and Growing Your Practice
  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. Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation is defined as AF that terminates spontaneously or with intervention within 7 days.
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  14. 2. Which of the following definitions accurately describes Persistent AF?
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  16. 3. 2017 STS Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation as it pertains to Mitral Valve Operations, recommends that surgical ablation for AF can be performed without additional risk of operative mortality or major morbidity, and is recommended at the time of concomitant mitral operations to restore sinus rhythm.
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  18. 4. Which statement is accurate relating to Clinical Practice Guidelines Summary as concluded by Dr. Vinay Badhwar from his presentation, Rapid Fire Highlights of Current 2017 Societal Guidelines (STS, AATS, HRS)
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  20. 5. With secure closure of the LAA, selective anticoagulation post-ablation appears safe, however, future prospective trials are needed to fill this important knowledge gap.
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  22. 6. Dr. Harold Roberts concludes through his presentation Controversies in Management of Surgical Ablation that routine loading with amiodarone and early electrical cardioversion improve mid-term results.
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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. Evaluate current societal guidelines for concomitant surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation and review how to implement them in the growth and development of one’s practice.
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  31. Examine existing barriers and best practices to ensure successful concomitant surgical AF ablation adoption into daily practice.
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  32. Information Presented
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  33. Reinforced my current practice/treatment habits:
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  34. Will improve my practice/patient outcomes:
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  35. Enhanced my current knowledge base:
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  36. Provided new ideas or information that I expect to use:
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  37. Information gained from this conference will result in making a change in your practice:
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  38. Future activities on this subject matter is important to my practice:
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  39. Addressed a professional practice gap:
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  40. Was free of commercial bias/influence:
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  41. 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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  42. What mechanisms can you identify to overcome these barriers?
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Cardiac Rhythm Management