Cardiac Rhythm Management
Abbott HRS 2016 A Turning Point in EP

 

Activity Description

The webcast is comprised of proceedings from the accredited satellite symposium held during Heart Rhythm 2016, A Turning Point in Electrophysiology: Reentrant Drivers and Therapeutic Strategies for Complex AF Patients. The presentation format consists of synched audio and HD video, along with the presenter’s slides, and features panel discussion sessions.

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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.

Abbott HRS16 V Fedorov pres

A Basic Science Review of AF Mechanisms in Humans

Vadim Fedorov, PhD

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Abbott HRS16 J Hummel pres

Applying Translational Research into Daily Practice to Direct AF Ablation Strategies: Evaluating Outcomes Data, Published Literature, and Clinical Experiences

John Hummel, MD, FACC

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Abbott HRS16 Reddy pres

Expanding Capabilities for Today’s Electrophysiologist: AF Ablation w/ LICU or Temp-Guided Irrigated RF & Inter-Atrial Shunting to Treat Heart Failure

Vivek Reddy, MD

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Abbott HRS16 panel

Panel Discussion

Moderator: David Wilber, MD, FAHA, FACC, FHRS
Panel: John Hummel, MD, FACC, Vadim Fedorov, PhD and
           Vivek Reddy, MD

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Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Abbott Electrophysiology

Joint-Providers

MediaSphere Medical, LLC and Cine-Med

 

Faculty

Program Chair

Abbott HRS16 Wilber port

David Wilber, MD, FAHA, FACC, FHRS
Director of Loyola’s Cardiovascular Institute, Division Director of Cardiology
Medical Director of Clinical Electrophysiology
George M. Eisenberg Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Faculty

Abbott HRS16 V Fedorov port

Vadim Fedorov, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Cell Biology
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, OH

Abbott HRS16 J Hummel port

John Hummel, MD, FACC
Director of Clinical Electrophysiology Research and Professor of Clinical Medicine
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH

Abbott HRS16 Reddy port

Vivek Reddy, MD
Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service
The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

 

CME Information

CME Released: 6/1/2016; Valid for credit through 6/1/2017

Target Audience

This enduring activity has been developed to meet the educational needs of electrophysiologists, cardiologists and other physicians and associated professionals with an interest AF and HF management.

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:

  • Discuss the basic science of AF mechanisms, and apply translational research into clinical practice to guide ablation strategies.
  • Observe the role of focal impulse and rotor modulation ablation for improving ablation outcomes versus conventional ablation alone.
  • Assess contemporary challenges in AF ablation, and review the potential impact of temperature-sensing ablation on procedural outcomes.
  • Review the challenges and benefits of a first-in-class transcatheter device for reducing symptoms and slowing the progression of HF.

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.

Disclosures

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. Fedorov discloses he has received research grants from Abbott Electrophysiology and speaker honorarium from Biosense Webster.
Dr. Hummel discloses he is a consultant for Biosense Webster, Abbott and Medtronic. He has received grants from Biosense Webster, Abbott and Medtronic.
Dr. Reddy discloses he is a consultant and has stock in the following companies: Acutus Medical, Apama Medical, Biosig, Cibiem, Circa, Corvia Medical, EpiEP, Eximo, Iowa Approach, Javelin, Keystone, LuxCath, Middlepeak, Northwind, Valcare, VytronUS and X-Rhythm. He has also disclosed he is a consultant and has received grant support from the following companies: Biosense Wesbter, Boston Scientific, Cardiofocus, Coherex, Medlumics, Medtronic and St. Jude Medical. Lastly, Dr. Reddy has disclosed he is a consultant for ACT, Axon, BIOTRONIK, Cardionomics, EBR, Impulse Dynamics and Magnetecs as well as a equity investment in Manual Surgical Sciences.
Dr. Wilber discloses he is a consultant for Abbott Electrophysiology, Biosense Webster, Medtronic, St. Jude Medical and Boston Scientific. He also discloses he has received research grants from Abbott Electrophysiology, Biosense Webster and Boston Scientific.

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.

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CME/CE Test

CME/CE Test
  1. A Turning Point in Electrophysiology: Reentrant Drivers and Therapeutic Strategies for Complex AF 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. The following is an accurate statement concerning the significance of AF studies, as asserted within the presentation, A Basic Science Review of AF Mechanisms in Humans.
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  14. 2. Human AF can be driven by localized stable reentries through Intramural Microanatomic Tracks.
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  16. 3. One of the main challenges in AF ablation is accurately identifying extra PV-Drivers, and eliminating them.
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  18. 4. The following statement is accurate concerning pre-clinical outcomes in lesion quality achieved when evaluating a novel low intensity collimated ultrasound system.
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  20. 5. The prevalence of Heart Failure is increasing, and it is estimated that by the year 2020, 65% of hospitalized HF patients will have an Ejection Fraction greater than 40%.
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  22. 6. In the CE Mark Clinical Trial, REDUCE LAP-HF, evaluating a novel Inter-Atrial Shunt Device System to Reduce Elevated Left Atrial Pressure in Patients with Heart Failure, the successful implantation rate was 96.7%.
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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

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  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. Discuss the basic science of AF mechanisms, and apply translational research into clinical practice to guide ablation strategies.
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  31. Observe the role of focal impulse and rotor modulation ablation for improving ablation outcomes versus conventional ablation alone.
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  32. Assess contemporary challenges in AF ablation, and review the potential impact of temperature-sensing ablation on procedural outcomes.
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  33. Review the challenges and benefits of a first-in-class transcatheter device for reducing symptoms and slowing the progression of HF.
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  34. Information Presented
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