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

Percutaneous Closure of PFO and ASD - Symposium

Percutaneous Closure of PFO and ASD

Date of Online Release: December 23, 2008
Recent Review: June 2014
Termination date: December 1, 2014
Credits: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
See link to Course Materials below.

CME Information - Overview

This lecture examines the incidents, risk factors, clinical trials and management of patent foramen ovale and atrial septal defect. Surgery, intracardiac catheterization, and medical therapy are compared; the goal of this symposium is to educate physicians on the pros and cons of each therapy option. Case studies are presented as well. 

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

  • Discuss percutaneous patent foramen ovale management options.
  • Cite the risks and benefits of percutaneous patent foramen ovale and atrial septal defect closure.
  • Summarize the indications for percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale / atrial septal defect.

Target Audience
The intended audience for this continuing medical education activity includes cardiologists, neurologists, and internal medicine physicians.

Method of Instruction / Participation
This online enduring material comprises slide sets with text and audio derived from a live symposium 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.

Speaker and Program Director

R. David Fish, MD, FACC
R. David Fish, MD
Director, Interventional Cardiology 
Research and Education
Texas Heart Institute
Houston, Texas

   Guilherme Silva, MD

Program Director
Guilherme Silva, MD
Assistant Medical Director, Stem Cell Center
Texas Heart Institute
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 1.0 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 one hour.

Repurposing Statement
If you previously completed and received credit for the live CME-sponsored symposium entitled, Percutaneous Closure of PFO and ASD, on November 5, 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.

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.

R. David Fish, MD does not have any disclosures relevant to this program but will discuss unlabeled or investigational uses of products.

In addition, Guilherme Silva, MD, program director and Patrick J. Hogan, MD, peer reviewer have nothing to disclose relevant to this program.

Course Materials and CME Credit 

This 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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