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Cardiology Grand Rounds

STEMI: Adjunct Therapy & Utility of DES

Date of Online Release: June 15, 2010
Date of Original Grand Rounds: May 7, 2010
Credits: .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
See link to Course Materials below.

CME Information - Overview

This presentation gives an overview and discusses the STEMI PCI guideline, antithrombotic adjunct therapy, antiplatelet therapies in STEMI, and comparative benefits and side effects and/or adverse events. 

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

  • Discuss the pathophysiology concepts of STEMI.
  • Describe the classes of antithrombotic treatments in STEMI in combination with PCI.
  • Assess the differences among antiplatelet therapies in STEMI treatment with PCI / stent.  

Target Audience
The intended audience for this continuing medical education activity includes cardiologists, internists, and surgeons.

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, cme@heart.thi.tmc.edu.


George Dangas, MD, PhD


George D. Dangas, MD, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York

Accreditation / Credit Designation 

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 educational activity 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.

Repurposing Statement
If you previously completed and received credit for the live CME-sponsored grand rounds entitled, STEMI: Adjunct Therapy & Utility of DES, on May 7, 2010, 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  
June 15, 2010 through June 15, 2012. Continuation of CME credit from June 15, 2012 depends on a thorough review of the content for currency and accuracy.

Peer Review
In May 2010, 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. Dr. Hogan does not have any disclosures relevant to this program.

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 the manufacturers of commercial products discussed, or with the corporate organizations offering educational grants for the live continuing medical education activity.

Dr. Dangas plans to discuss unlabeled or investigational uses of product.   Dr. Dangas is a consultant for Sanofi Aventis, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, Accumetrics, Medtronic, Boston Scientific Corporation, Abott, and Cordis. He is also on the speaker's bureau of Astra Zeneca.
Course Materials and CME Credit 

This online enduring material comprises one presentation. By clicking on the course materials link, 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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