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2. View course materials.
3. Complete assessment. 
4. Obtain CME credit.

Cardiology Grand Rounds

Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Consensus and Controversy

Date of Online Release: April 21, 2009
Date of Original Grand Rounds: March 6, 2009
Credits: .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
See link to Course Materials below.

CME Information - Overview

This presentation includes data on several key areas of atrial fibrillation therapy. It contains the latest data and information on various approaches to the arrhythmia as well as the controversies involved. 

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

  • Review guidelines for anticoagulation.
  • Summarize findings on ablation to cure atrial fibrillation.
  • Select the most appropriate antiarrhythmic agent(s) and rate/rhythm strategies for atrial fibrillation.
  • Discuss cardioversion methods.

Target Audience
The intended audience for this continuing medical education activity includes cardiologists and internists who see patients with atrial fibrillation.

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
We value your feedback; please send your suggestions and comments to the office of continuing medical education at Texas Heart Institute.


   Eric Prystowsky, MD 

Eric Prystowsky
, MD
Director, Clinical Electrophysiology Laboratory
St. Vincent Hospital
Indianapolis, Indiana

Acknowledgement of Support
We acknowledge the following for their support of the live event from which this activity was derived: Pfizer, 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 .5 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 30 minutes.

Repurposing Statement
If you previously completed and received credit for the live CME-sponsored grand rounds entitled, Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Consensus and Controversy, on March 6, 2009, 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  
April 21, 2009 through April 21, 2012. Continuation of CME credit from April 21, 2012 depends on a thorough review of the content for currency and accuracy.

Peer Review
In April 2009, 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. Dr. Hogan does not have any disclosures relevant to this program.

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.

Eric Prystowsky, MD discloses the following, relevant to this program: Consultant/Honoraria—Stereotaxis, CardioNet, BARD, sanofi-aventis, and Biosense Webster, Inc.; Stockholder/Equity—Stereotaxis and CardioNet; Officer/Director—Stereotaxis and CardioNet. In addition, he will discuss unlabeled or investigational uses of products.
Course Materials and CME Credit 

This online enduring material comprises one presentation. By clicking on the course materials link, 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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