Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Texas Heart Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 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 45 minutes.
If you previously completed and received credit for the live CME-sponsored grand rounds entitled, The Future of Cardiac Pacing, on January 30, 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 Faculty Disclosure
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.
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.
Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD discloses the following, relevant to this program: Grant/Research Support—Medtronic, Inc., Boston Scientific Corporation, and St. Jude Medical, Inc.; Consultant—Medtronic, Inc., Boston Scientific Corporation, St. Jude Medical, Inc. and Sorin Biomedical, Inc.; Speaker’s Bureau—Support—Medtronic, Inc., Boston Scientific Corporation, St. Jude Medical, Inc., and BIOTRONIK.