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Cardiology Grand Rounds

Update on Atrial Fibrillation

Date of Online Release: November 6, 2008
Date of Original Grand Rounds: October 17, 2008
Credits: .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
See link to Course Materials below.

CME Information - Overview

This presentation provides a review of recent advances in the management of atrial fibrillation, including anticoagulation, drug therapy and catheter ablation.

Educational Objectives
The intended result of this activity is increased knowledge. At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to-

  • Identify patients who require warfarin for stroke prevention.
  • Recognize drugs other than antiarrhythmic drugs that prevent atrial fibrillation.
  • Identify patients who are appropriate candidates for catheter ablation.

Target Audience
The intended audience for this continuing medical education activity includes cardiac electrophysiologists, cardiologists with an interest in electrophysiology, and internists with an interest in cardiology.

Method of Instruction / Participation
This online enduring material comprises slide sets with text and audio derived from a live cardiology grand rounds presentation with post activity assessment and evaluation.

Evaluation / Feedback
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   Fred Morady, MD

Fred Morady, MD

McKay Professor of Cardiovascular disease
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Acknowledgment of Support
We acknowledge the following for their support of the live event from which this activity was derived: Ablation Frontiers, Inc. No grants were received for the production of this online enduring material.

Accreditation / Credit Designation 

Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Texas Heart Institute designates this educational activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Estimated Study Time
The estimated time to complete this activity, including review of the materials and completion of the course assessment is 45 minutes.

Repurposing Statement
If you previously completed and received credit for the live CME-sponsored grand rounds entitled, Update on Atrial Fibrillation, on October 17, 2008, please note that you will not receive credit for completing this activity. Participants who take part in an identical activity, even in order to validate learning or to clarify specific topics, cannot claim, nor will the Texas Heart Institute award, duplicate credit for the activity.

Term of Approval  
November 6, 2008 through November 6, 2011. Continuation of CME credit from November 6, 2011 depends on a thorough review of the content for currency and accuracy.

Peer Review
In October 2008, this continuing medical education activity was reviewed for currency and accuracy of content by Patrick J. Hogan, MD, FACC, Director, Learning Resource Center and Co-Chairman, Medical Education Committee—Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas.

Disclosure of Relationships
It is the intent of the Texas Heart Institute to ensure that its educational mission and its continuing medical activities in particular, should not be influenced by the special interests of individuals associated with its program.

  Faculty Disclosure
In accordance with the guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, faculty members have disclosed their relationships, either with one or more of the manufacturers of commercial products discussed, or with one or more of the corporate organizations offering educational grants for the live continuing medical education activity.

Dr. Morady discloses the following, relevant to this program: Consultant and Stockholder—Ablation Frontiers, Inc.; Speaker’s Bureau—Boston Scientific Corporation.
Course Materials and CME Credit 

This online enduring material comprises one presentation. By clicking on the Course Materials link below, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the CME information provided above. After viewing the presentation, you must complete an assessment and evaluation to obtain CME credit for this activity.

Course Materials

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