Cardiac Rhythm Management
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Activity Description

The webcast is comprised of proceedings from the accredited satellite symposium held during Heart Rhythm 2016, Emerging Tools and Techniques for Optimally Managing AF and VT. The presentation format consists of synched audio and HD video, along with the presenter’s slides, and features panel discussion sessions.

Cardiac Rhythm Management

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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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VT Mapping – New Tools and Technologies in Mapping Scar Based VT

Paolo Della Bella, MD

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Force Sensing During AF Ablation: Impact on Clinical and Economical Outcomes

Moussa Mansour, MD, FACC, FHRS

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Reducing Radiation during Ablations: Can we Achieve Lead Free Procedures Employing Available Tools; Mapping, ICE and Navigation Technologies?

Kyoko Soejima, MD

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Panel Discussion

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Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by an educational grant from St. Jude Medical

Joint-Providers

MediaSphere Medical, LLC and Cine-Med

 

Faculty

Program Chair

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

Faculty

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Paolo Della Bella, MD
Director of the Arrhythmia Unit
San Raffaele Hospital
Milan, Italy

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Moussa Mansour, MD, FACC, FHRS
Director Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory
Director Atrial Fibrillation Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

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Kyoko Soejima, MD
Department of Cardiology
Kyorin University Hospital
Shinkawa Mitaka-City
Tokyo, Japan

 

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 in managing patients with AF and VT.

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 current challenges in VT and AF mapping and ablation that impede success rates.
  • Assess emerging tools that may improve procedural outcomes in the management of AF and VT.
  • Evaluate optimal clinical decision making strategies with current technology for achieving lead free catheter ablation procedures.

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 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 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. Day has no relevant financial relationships.
Dr. Della Bella has disclosed he is a consultant for St. Jude Medical and Boston Scientific. He has also disclosed he has received research grants from St. Jude Medical, Boston Scientific and BIOTRONIK.
Dr. Mansour has disclosed he is a consultant for St. Jude Medical, Biosense Webster, Boston Scientific and BIOTRONIK. He has also disclosed he has received research grants from St Jude Medical and Biosense Webster.
Dr. Soejima has disclosed he is a consultant for Boston Scientific Japan, on the speakers’ bureau for St. Jude Medical Japan and Boehringer Ingelheim Japan, as well as on the steering committee for Micra.

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.
  • 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 © 2016 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. Emerging Tools and Techniques for Optimally Managing AF and VT
  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. In the presentation, New tool and technologies in mapping scar based VTs, the concept of substrate modification entails:
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  14. 2. Tools for proper VT substrate ablation procedures enable:
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  16. 3. A key conclusion from the presentation, New tool and technologies in mapping scar based VTs, found that current features of the Precision software enable simultaneous acquisition from multielectrode catheters and the reconstruction of high density maps.
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  18. 4. In the TOCCASTAR Study, the percentage of patients free of arrhythmia was 85.5% when optimal contact force was achieved, versus 67.7% with suboptimal force.
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  20. 5. Which of the following statement is accurate surrounding the clinical and economic impact of force sensing during AF ablation?
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  22. 6. Reduction of radiation exposure can be achieved simply by an intensive radio-protection training, system and workflow adaptions, and use of non-fluoroscopic imaging techniques.
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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. Review current challenges in VT and AF mapping and ablation that impede success rates.
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  31. Assess emerging tools that may improve procedural outcomes in the management of AF and VT.
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  32. Evaluate optimal clinical decision making strategies with current technology for achieving lead free catheter ablation procedures.
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  33. Information Presented
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  34. Reinforced my current practice/treatment habits:
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  35. Will improve my practice/patient outcomes:
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  36. Enhanced my current knowledge base:
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  37. Provided new ideas or information that I expect to use:
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  38. Information gained from this conference will result in making a change in your practice:
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  39. Future activities on this subject matter is important to my practice:
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  40. Addressed a professional practice gap:
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  41. Was free of commercial bias/influence:
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  42. 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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