Cardiac Rhythm Management
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Activity Description

The webcast is comprised of proceedings from a satellite symposium at Heart Rhythm 2019.

This enduring educational activity explores the benefits and potential challenges of consumer based ECG recordings for optimally managing AF patients. The leading faculty experts from around the globe review strategies for empowering patients, consumer-driven and physician-initiated screening for AF, as well as opportunistic detection of atrial fibrillation at home.

Cardiac Rhythm Management

Access Presentation

Webcast

Click on the session title listed below to view each portion of the activity.

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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Empowering the Patient: Examining the Potential and Pitfalls of Consumer Based ECG Recordings
Professor Jonathan Steinberg, MD

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Consumer-driven and Physician-initiated screening for AF: The Importance of Screening Intensity, AF burden, Demographics and Co-morbidities on Decision Making
Professor Ben Freedman, MD, PhD

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Opportunistic Detection of Atrial Fibrillation at Home
Assistant Professor Keitaro Senoo, MD

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Cardiac Rhythm Management

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Omron Healthcare, Inc.

Joint-Providers

MediaSphere Medical, LLC and Ciné-Med

 

 

Faculty

Program Chair

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Professor Jonathan Steinberg, MD
Director, SMG Arrhythmia Center
Summit Medical Group
Professor of Medicine 
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Core Professor of Cardiology and Internal Medicine
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University
Short Hills, NJ 

Faculty

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Professor Ben Freedman, MD, PhD
Deputy Director Research Strategy, Heart Research Institute/Charles Perkins Centre
Professor of Cardiology, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney
Head Vascular Biology Anzac Research Institute
Honorary VMO, Concord Repatriation General Hospital
Sydney, Australia

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Assistant Professor Keitaro Senoo, MD
Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science,
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine,
Department of Cardiac Arrhythmia Research and Innovation
Kyoto, Japan

 

CME Information

CME Released: 5/31/14/2019; Valid for credit through 5/31/2020

Target Audience

This activity is intended to meet the educational needs of electrophysiologists, cardiologists, fellows, and other physicians and associated healthcare professionals who are dedicated to the management of 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:

  • Evaluate the benefits and potential challenges of consumer based ECG recordings.
  • Assess consumer-driven and physician initiated screening for AF.
  • Examine the importance of screening intensity, AF burden, demographics, and co-morbidities on clinical decision making.

Accreditation Statement

Jointly Accredited Provider TMThis activity has been planned and implemented by Ciné-Med and MediaSphere Medical. Ciné-Med is 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.

Physicians: Ciné-Med designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: This activity provides 1.25 contact hours for nurses.

Disclosure Policy

MediaSphere Medical and Ciné-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 on course hand-outs and during faculty presentations. 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 MediaSphere Medical and Ciné-Med employees in control of content have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

It is the policy of MediaSphere Medical and Ciné-Med to ensure balance, independent objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its supported educational programs. All faculty members participating in educational activities are required to disclose to the program audience any real of apparent conflicts of interest held within the past 12 months.

MediaSphere Medical and Ciné-Med implement a mechanism to identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners.  

Faculty Disclosure Summary

Professor Jonathan Steinberg discloses that he serves as a consultant for Medtronic, Biosense Webster, Inc. National Cardiac, Allergan, G Medical, AtriCure, Corfigo, and Omron Healthcare, Inc. He also discloses receiving research support from National Institutes of Health, Medtronic, AliveCor, and Biosense Webster, and has equity in National Cardiac, G Medical, and AliveCor.

Professor Ben Freedman discloses that he has received a travel grant and honoraria from Omron Healthcare, Inc. Daiichi-Sankyo, and Bayer, and serves on the advisory board of BMS/Pfizer, as well as honoraria.

Assistant Professor Keitaro Senoo discloses that he has received a travel grant and honoraria from Omron Healthcare, Inc.

Non Endorsement Statement

MediaSphere Medical and Ciné-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 Ciné-Med does not endorse or support the actual opinions or material content as presented by the speaker(s) and/or sponsoring organization.

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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  • A computer with an Internet connection.
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  • Occasionally other additional software may be required such as PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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CME/CE Test

CME/CE Test
  1. Navigating the Patient Driven World of Cardiac Recordings: From Guidelines to Real-World 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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  11. 1. AF is the most common sustained arrhythmia which increases stroke risk 5 fold, is prevalent in 1-2% of the population, and 8% in patients more than 75 years old.
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  13. 2. The prevalence of AF is increasing over time, with the estimated number of AF in the United States currently in excess of 8 million.
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  15. 3. As concluded by Professor Ben Freedman within his presentation, “Stroke is a poor early warning sign of AF which underpins some guidelines (ESC, Au, EHRA/HRS/APHRS) rationale, in that finding unknown AF before stroke by screening will prevent stroke, and the decision making is that risk and benefit must be weighed surrounding anticoagulant prescription.
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  17. 4. Consumer based ECG recordings offers which of the following clinical potentials?
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  19. 5. CPT Code 99091, approved in 2018, enables reimbursement “for time spent on collection and interpretation of health data that is generated by a patient remotely, digitally stored and transmitted to the provider, at a minimum of 30 minutes of time/month”
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  21. Although optional, we respectfully request that you complete the activity evaluation form, since your feedback assists in the development of future educational activities.

  22. Background

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


  23. I would consider my level of expertise in the subject matter prior to the webcast as:
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  24. I would consider my level of expertise in the subject matter after the activity
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  25. Considering my experience and background, the material presented was:
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  26. Extent to which activity met the identified objectives
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  27. Evaluate the benefits and potential challenges of consumer based ECG recordings.
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  28. Assess consumer-driven and physician initiated screening for AF.
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  29. Examine the importance of screening intensity, AF burden, demographics, and co-morbidities on clinical decision making.
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  30. Information Presented
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  31. Reinforced my current practice/treatment habits:
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  32. Will improve my practice/patient outcomes:
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  33. Enhanced my current knowledge base:
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  34. Provided new ideas or information that I expect to use:
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  35. Information gained from this conference will result in making a change in your practice:
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  36. Future activities on this subject matter is important to my practice:
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  37. Addressed a professional practice gap:
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  38. Was free of commercial bias/influence:
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  39. 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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  40. What mechanisms can you identify to overcome these barriers?
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Cardiac Rhythm Management