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Activity Description

This accredited on-demand webcast, which was originally transmitted as a live activity, has been designed to provide a practical assessment of the rationale and best practices for performing transseptal puncture and typical flutter ablation, and will examine fluoroscopy reduction strategies during catheter ablation of AF, through expert lectures and illustrative case vignettes.

The activity offers and English version and an Asia-Pacific version with subtitles, each with a distinctive Q&A and panel discussion session.

 

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English Version

Fluoroscopy Reduction Techniques for Transseptal Puncture and Typical Flutter Ablation
Paul Zei, MD, PhD and Mansour Razminia, MD

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Asia-Pacific Version with Subtitles

Fluoroscopy Reduction Techniques for Transseptal Puncture and Typical Flutter Ablation
Paul Zei, MD, PhD and Mansour Razminia, MD

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Fluoro Reduction Webinar Series
How to Use ICE to Reduce Fluoroscopy: Rationale & Stepwise Approaches
Panel Discussion & Case Reviews

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Educational support provided by:

This activity is supported by educational grants from Biosense Webster, Inc., Abbott, and Baylis Medical.

Joint Providership

MediaSphere Medical, LLC and Ciné-Med

 


About the Fluoro Reduction in the EP Lab Council

The Council’s mission is to identify existing practice gaps and unmet needs as it relates to best practices for minimizing or eliminating radiation in the modern electrophysiology lab, and to support policy, enact initiatives and develop educational programming that bridges existing knowledge gaps, and fulfils unmet clinical needs. Learn More >> 

 

Faculty

Faculty

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Mansour Razminia, MD
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Amita St Joseph Hospital
Elgin, IL

tmb webcast fluoro 2019 Paul Zei Paul C. Zei, MD, PhD
Director of Comprehensive Atrial Fibrillation Program
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

 

 

CME Information

CME Released: 12/12/2019; Valid for credit through 12/12/2020

CME Certificate Fulfillment

In order to claim your CME/CE credits, access Earn Credit Tab upon the immediate conclusion of the webcast, and successfully complete the post-activity CME test. A certificate will be emailed upon successful completion.


Target Audience

This activity has been developed to meet the educational needs of electrophysiologists, electrophysiology fellows, cardiologists and staff who are dedicated to the management of patients with cardiac arrhythmias.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review the current state of fluoroscopy use in the EP lab.
  • Evaluate evidence supporting the benefits of reducing or eliminating radiation exposure.
  • Examine optimal approaches, clinical decision making strategies, and procedural techniques for achieving a low- or zero-fluoro environment. 

Activity Goal

This activity is designed to address the following core and team competencies: 
Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based learning and improvement, Interprofessional Collaboration, and Roles & Responsibilities.

 


Disclosure

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. 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 employees and activity planners in control of content have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty Disclosures Summary

Dr. Mansour Razminia discloses that he serves as a consultant for Abbott and Medtronic.

Dr. Paul C. Zei discloses that he is the recipient of research support from Biosense Webster, Inc., Abbott, and Cyberheart/Varian, and serves on the scientific/advisory board of Biosense Webster, Inc. and Cyberheart/Varian. He as serves as a consultant for Biosense Webster, Inc., Abbott, and Affera.

Non Endorsement Statement

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

 


Accreditation

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 AMA PRA Category 1Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: Ciné-Med provides 1 Contact Hour for Nurses.

 


Educational support provided by:

This activity is supported by educational grants fromBiosense Webster, Inc., Abbott, and Baylis Medical.

 

 

CME Credit

CME/CE Test
  1. Fluoroscopy Reduction Techniques for Transseptal Puncture and Typical Flutter Ablation
  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. Reducing/eliminating fluoroscopy during EP procedures improves ablation safety, efficacy, and procedural efficiency?
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  14. 2. Which statement is accurate regarding the benefits of fluoroscopy reduction and elimination techniques?
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  16. 3. Fluoroscopy use in EP presents various risks to the patient, and patients are exposed to a radiation dose equivalent to 830 chest x-rays during a conventional radiofrequency (RF) ablation procedure.
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  18. 4. Which statement is accurate concerning risks posed by Fluoroscopy exposure to physicians and staff?
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  20. 5. When evaluating the reliance of fluoroscopy as a “gold standard” of imaging during EP procedures, a series of factors must be considered which minimize its usefulness. Fluoroscopy provides only global tissue edge imaging and imaging of inserted devices, and provides no information about intracardiac (or epicardial) structures, endocardial contours, or relationship with extra cardiac structures, and it is not a continuous imaging modality.
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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

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  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
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  28. Review the current state of fluoroscopy use in the EP lab.
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  29. Evaluate evidence supporting the benefits of reducing or eliminating radiation exposure.
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  30. Examine optimal approaches, clinical decision making strategies, and procedural techniques for achieving a low- or zero-fluoro environment.
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  31. Information Presented
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