Cardiac Rhythm Management
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Activity Description

This on-demand educational activity features expert presentations and insightful panel discussions that evaluate rationale and best practices for NPAF treatment with the Convergent Approach. 

Cardiac Rhythm Management

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Webcast

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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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Section I:
Introduction, Pathophysiology and Current Data on Persistent AF Ablation

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Section II:
Anatomical Principles for Epicardial Ablation

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Section III:
Program Development: Patient Selection, Intra-operative and Post-operative Considerations

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Section IV:
Understanding and Troubleshooting 3D maps with Hybrid Approach

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Section V:
Ablation Orchestra; Same Day vs. Staged Procedure

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Section VI:
Converge Trial and Final Remarks

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Cardiac Rhythm Management

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by an educational grant from AtriCure

Joint-Providers

MediaSphere Medical, LLC and Cine-Med

 

Faculty

Faculty

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Nitesh Sood, MD
Director, Atrial Fibrillation Wellness Program
SouthCOAST Health System,
Fall River, MA

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David DeLurgio, MD, FACC, FHRS
Professor of Medicine                  
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine,
Atlanta, GA

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Felix Yang, MD, FACC, FHRS
Associate Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology
Maimonides Medical Center,
Brooklyn, NY

 

CME Information

CME Released: 3/12/2018; Valid for credit through 3/12/2019

Target Audience

This activity has been developed to meet the educational needs of Electrophysiologists, Cardiologists, Surgeons, and other Physicians and Associated Healthcare Professionals dedicated to managing AF patients.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review the theoretical basis for targeting the posterior wall in NPAF patients.
  • Evaluate appropriate patient selection and preoperative testing considerations.
  • Assess the rationale and logistical impacts for sequential and staged cases.
  • Examine the post epicardial ablation voltage map as a guide for endocardial ablation targets.
  • Review different epicardial lesion strategies based upon the expected endocardial ablation device. 
  • Identify the top perioperative and postoperative procedural risks and the key mitigation techniques involved in reducing their occurrence.

Accreditation Statement

Jointly Accredited Provider TMIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Cine-Med and MediaSphere Medical. Cine-Med is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

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

This activity provides 1.50 contact hours 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. Nitesh Sood

Dr. David DeLurgio

Dr. Felix Yang

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

Non Endorsement Statement

MediaSphere Medical and Cine-Med verifies that sound education principles have been demonstrated in the development of this educational offering as evidenced by the review of its objectives, teaching plan, faculty, and activity evaluation process.  MediaSphere Medical and Cine-Med does not endorse or support the actual opinions or material content as presented by the speaker(s) and/or sponsoring organization.

 

CME/CE Test

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  1. Rationale and Best Practices for NPAF Treatment: A Roundtable Discussion on the Convergent Approach
  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. Section I: Introduction, Pathophysiology and Current Data on Persistent AF Ablation
    Current data for endocardial ablation of persistent atrial fibrillation (PeAF) suggests:
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  14. 2. Section II: Anatomical Principles for Epicardial Ablation
    Mitral Isthmus Region (coronary sinus to inferior pulmonary veins) should be routinely targeted during epicardial lesion set:
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  16. 3. Section III: Program Development: Patient Selection, Intra-operative and Post-operative Considerations
    Treatment of choice for diagnosis and prevention of post-operative pericarditis (Dressler’s Syndrome) includes?
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  18. 4. Section IV: Understanding and Troubleshooting 3D maps with Hybrid Approach
    Inadequate epicardial lesions during endocardial mapping result from:
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  20. 5. Section V: Ablation Orchestra; Same Day vs. Staged Procedure
    All Ablation Scheduling approaches for Epicardial and Endocardial ablation are appropriate except:
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  22. Although optional, we respectfully request that you complete the activity evaluation form, since your feedback assists in the development of future educational activities.

  23. Background

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


  24. I would consider my level of expertise in the subject matter prior to the webcast as:
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  25. I would consider my level of expertise in the subject matter after the activity
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  26. Considering my experience and background, the material presented was:
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  27. Extent to which activity met the identified objectives
    Please rate each question using a scale of 1 to 5 (1 = Not Met, 5 = Completely Met)

  28. Review the theoretical basis for targeting the posterior wall in NPAF patients.
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  29. Evaluate appropriate patient selection and preoperative testing considerations.
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  30. Assess the rationale and logistical impacts for sequential and staged cases.
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  31. Examine the post epicardial ablation voltage map as a guide for endocardial ablation targets.
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  32. Review different epicardial lesion strategies based upon the expected endocardial ablation device.
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  33. Identify the top perioperative and postoperative procedural risks and the key mitigation techniques involved in reducing their occurrence.
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  34. Information Presented
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  35. Reinforced my current practice/treatment habits:
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  36. Will improve my practice/patient outcomes:
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  37. Enhanced my current knowledge base:
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  38. Provided new ideas or information that I expect to use:
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  39. Information gained from this conference will result in making a change in your practice:
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  40. Future activities on this subject matter is important to my practice:
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  41. Addressed a professional practice gap:
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  42. Was free of commercial bias/influence:
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  43. 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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  44. What mechanisms can you identify to overcome these barriers?
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Cardiac Rhythm Management