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Cardiology Grand Rounds

Long-term Use of Antiplatelet Therapy

Date of Online Release: November 18, 2008
Date of Original Grand Rounds: October 31, 2008
Credits: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
See link to Course Materials below.


CME Information - Overview
This presentation discusses the physiology of platelets and antiplatelet treatment. Recent data on long-term therapy is reviewed.

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

 
  • Describe the role of platelets in coagulation and inflammation.
  • List currently available antiplatelet options.
  • Weigh the pros and cons of more aggressive antiplatelet therapy in various patients.

Target Audience
The intended audience for this continuing medical education activity includes cardiologists, internists, surgeons, and other involved in the care of patients at risk for platelet abnormalities.

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.

Speaker

   James J. Ferguson, MD



James J. Ferguson, MD

The Medicines Company
Parsippany, New Jersey


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 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 1 hour.

Repurposing Statement
If you previously completed and received credit for the live CME-sponsored grand rounds entitled, Long-term Use of Antiplatelet Therapy, on October 31, 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 18, 2008 through November 18, 2011. Continuation of CME credit from November 18, 2011 depends on a thorough review of the content for currency and accuracy.

Peer Review
In November 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. Ferguson discloses the following, relevant to this program: Employee or Salary—The Medicines Company. He also plans to 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 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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