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

Tenth Symposium on Cardiac Arrhythmias

Tenth Symposium on Cardiac Arrhythmias

Date of Online Release: April 23, 2009
Recent Review: June 2014
Termination Date: August 3, 2015
Credits: 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

To view presentations, see Course Materials below.

CME Information - Overview

This symposium focuses on recent findings regarding common problems facing physicians who treat patients with cardiac arrhythmias. The faculty discuss evaluation and treatment of patients with various arrhythmias. Case presentations focus on specific treatment challenges. 

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

  • Summarize recent findings regarding treatment of atrial fibrillation inclusive of various adult populations.
  • Cite the mechanisms of action of antiarrhythmic medications for their safe and effective use.
  • Discuss the indications and benefits of devices in heart failure.
  • Cite the requirements for troubleshooting devices.

Target Audience
The intended audience for this continuing medical education activity includes cardiac electrophysiologists, cardiologists, and internists with an interest in cardiology. The symposium will also benefit those physicians who practice internal medicine, family medicine and emergency medicine.

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 comments; please send your suggestions and comments to the Office of Continuing Medical Education at Texas Heart Institute, cme@heart.thi.tmc.edu.

Program Director

Ali Massumi, MD

Ali Massumi, MD
Director, Center for Cardiac Arrhythmias and Electrophysiology
Texas Heart Institute
Houston, Texas

Acknowledgement of Support

We acknowledge the following for their support of the live event from which this activity was derived: Boston Scientific Corporation, St. Jude Medical, Medtronic, Inc., and Spectranetics. No grants were received for the production of these online enduring materials

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 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 2 hours.

Repurposing Statement
If you previously completed and received credit for the live CME-sponsored symposium entitled, Tenth Symposium on Cardiac Arrhythmias on February 28, 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.

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.

Samuel Asirvatham, MD does not have any disclosures relevant to this program.

Ilyas K. Colombowala, MD does not have any disclosures relevant to this program.

Laurence Epstein, MD discloses the following relevant to this program: Consultant: The Spectranetics Corporation, Medtronic, Inc., St. Jude Medical, Inc. and Boston Scientific Corporation; research grants: Medtronic, Inc., St. Jude Medical, Inc. and Boston Scientific Corporation.

Peter Forstall, MD does not have any disclosures relevant to this program.

Christopher M. Frank, MD discloses the following relevant to this program: Speakers’ Bureau: Medtronic, Inc. and Boston Scientific Corporation.

W. Robert Mazzei, Jr, MD does not have any disclosures relevant to this program.

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

Mehdi Razavi, MD does not have any disclosures relevant to this program.

Melvin Scheinman, MD discloses the following relevant to this program: Consultant/Honoraria: Boston Scientific Corporation, Medtronic, Inc. and St. Jude Medical, Inc.; speakers’ bureau: Boston Scientific Corporation.

In addition, the program director, Ali Massumi, MD, and peer reviewer, Patrick J. Hogan, MD have nothing to disclose relevant to this program.

Course Materials and CME Credit

This enduring material comprises 9 presentations. By clicking on the course materials link below, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the CME information provided above. After viewing all presentations, you must complete an assessment and evaluation to obtain CME credit for this activity.

Course Materials- Cardiac Arrhythmias

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