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 acticity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This material has been designated by Texas Heart Institute for 1 hour of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
Estimated Study Time
The estimated time to complete this activity, including review of the materials and completion of the course assessment, is 1 hour.
Term of Approval
June 25, 2009 through June 25, 2011. Continuation of CME credit from June 25, 2011 depends on a thorough review of the content for currency and accuracy.
First revision: August 25, 2006. Second revision: June 30, 2008. Third revision: June 25, 2009.
In June 2009, this continuing medical education activity was reviewed 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 assure 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.
In accordance with the guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, faculty members have disclosed their relationships with one or more of the manufacturers of commercial products discussed, or with one or more of the corporate organizations offering educational grants for this continuing medical education activity.
Donna J. Stewart does not have any disclosures relevant to this program.
Christina Chambers does not have any disclosures relevant to this program.
Lori Buffum does not have any disclosures relevant to this program.
Carolyn Harty does not have any disclosures relevant to this program.
Dr. Patrick J. Hogan does not have any disclosures relevant to this program.
Barbara Ann Smith Michael does not have any disclosures relevant to this program.
Course Materials and CME Credit
This online activity has three lessons. By clicking on the Course Materials link, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the CME information provided above. After reading all lessons, you must complete an assessment and evaluation to obtain CME credit for this activity.