Cardiac Rhythm Management
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Activity Description

The webcast is comprised of proceedings from the accredited satellite symposium held during Heart Rhythm, Improving Persistent AF Ablation Outcomes through a Multidisciplinary Approach.  

Ablation outcomes for the treatment of persistent or long standing persistent AF remain suboptimal, as many highly touted approaches have proven ineffective in certain patient populations. This activity evaluates the potential impact of emerging hybrid ablation procedures for improving outcomes in patients who are not optimal candidates for catheter ablation alone.

The leading experts examines existing challenges for the treatment of persistent or long standing persistent AF, and assess patient selection and techniques necessary to enhance outcomes with multidisciplinary hybrid approaches.

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.

AtriCure HRS17 J Day Pres

Perspectives on PAF Treatment: Current Limitations and Value of Multidisciplinary Collaboration

John Day, MD, FHRS, FACC

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AtriCure HRS17 K Makati Pres

Improving Persistent AF Outcomes with Convergent Ablation

Kevin Makati, MD, FACC, FHRS

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AtriCure HRS17 S Whalen Pres

Hybrid AF Ablation: Techniques and Patient Selection

Sean Patrick Whalen, MD

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AtriCure HRS17 Panel

Panel Discussion

Moderator: John Day, MD, FHRS, FACC
Panel: Kevin Makati, MD, FACC, FHRS and Sean Patrick Whalen, MD

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Cardiac Rhythm Management

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported through an educational grant from AtriCure.

Joint-Providers

MediaSphere Medical, LLC and Cine-Med

 

Faculty

Program Chair

AtriCure HRS17 J Day Port

John Day, MD, FHRS, FACC
Director of Heart Rhythm Services
Intermountain Medical Center
Salt Lake City, UT

Faculty

AtriCure HRS17 K Makati Port

Kevin Makati, MD, FACC, FHRS
Rhythm Section Chairperson, Baycare Health Systems
Co-Director Arrhythmia Department, St. Joseph’s Hospital
Tampa, FL

AtriCure HRS17 S Whalen Port

Sean Patrick Whalen, MD
Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Winston- Salem, NC

 

CME Information

CME Released: 6/7/2017; Valid for credit through 6/7/2018

Target Audience

This enduring activity has been developed to meet the educational needs of electrophysiologists, cardiologists, surgeons, and other physicians and associated professionals with an interest in managing patients with persistent 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:

  • Review large unmet clinical need and challenges of treating persistent AF with current ablation approaches.
  • Evaluate the safety and efficacy of dual epicardial and endocardial ablation for treating persistent or longstanding persistent AF.
  • Assess outcomes data and clinical experiences for comprehensive posterior left atrial ablation in persistent AF patients.

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. John Day discloses he is consultant for Abbott, Boston Scientific and BIOTRONIK.

Dr. Kevin Makati discloses he is a speaker and retained consultant for AtriCure, Medtronic and Boston Scientific.

Dr. Sean Patrick Whalen discloses he is on the speakers’ bureau for Abbott and AtriCure.

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.
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  • 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 © 2017 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. Improving Persistent AF Ablation Outcomes through a Multidisciplinary 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. Which statement is accurate regarding historical perspectives on the management of persistent AF as summarized by Dr. Kevin Makati within the presentation, Improving Persistent AF Outcomes with Convergent Ablation?
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  14. 2. Which summary of findings statement is accurate surrounding results from the study, Complexity and Distribution of Drivers in Relation to the Duration of Persistent AF?
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  16. 3. Published results of the study, Comparative Effectiveness of Hybrid Ablation Versus Endocardial Catheter Ablation Alone in Patients with Persistent AF, concluded that success rates were 72% with the Hybrid approach vs 51% with Endocardial ablation alone.
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  18. 4. Which statement is accurate as concluded by Dr. Kevin Makati within the presentation, Improving Persistent AF Outcomes with Convergent Ablation?
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  20. 5. Adding a Hybrid Ablation program offers many benefits, which include, completes an AF program, and expands the EP tool set, and improves safety and outcomes.
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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 large unmet clinical need and challenges of treating persistent AF with current ablation approaches.
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  29. Evaluate the safety and efficacy of dual epicardial and endocardial ablation for treating persistent or longstanding persistent AF.
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  30. Assess outcomes data and clinical experiences for comprehensive posterior left atrial ablation in persistent AF patients.
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  31. Information Presented
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  32. Reinforced my current practice/treatment habits:
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  33. Will improve my practice/patient outcomes:
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  34. Enhanced my current knowledge base:
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  35. Provided new ideas or information that I expect to use:
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  36. Information gained from this conference will result in making a change in your practice:
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  37. Future activities on this subject matter is important to my practice:
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  38. Addressed a professional practice gap:
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  39. Was free of commercial bias/influence:
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  40. 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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  41. What mechanisms can you identify to overcome these barriers?
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Cardiac Rhythm Management