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Sleep Apnea and the Importance of Patient Screening

Date of Online Release: October 9, 2009
Date of Original Presentation: August 6, 2009
Credits: .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
See link to Course Materials below.


CME Information - Overview

The goal of this presentation is to help physicians recognize the association between sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease. 

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

  • List causes of sleep apnea
  • Discuss how sleep apnea contributes to cardiovascular morbidity
  • Assess the benefits of treating sleep apnea

Target Audience
The intended audience for this continuing medical education activity includes cardiologists, internists, pediatricians, and other physicians who may have patients with potential sleep apnea.

Method of Instruction / Participation
This online enduring material comprises slide sets with text and audio derived from a live 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, cme@heart.thi.tmc.edu.

Speaker

   
Dr. Prasad Manian


Prasad Manian, 
MD
Director, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital Sleep Program
Houston, Texas

 

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.

Term of Approval  
October 9, 2009 through October 9, 2011. Continuation of CME credit from October 9, 2011 depends on a thorough review of the content for currency and accuracy.

Peer Review
In September 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 the manufacturers of commercial products discussed, or with the corporate organizations offering educational grants for the live continuing medical education activity.

Prasad Manian, MD does not have any disclosures relevant to this program.
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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