Cardiac Arrhythmia Symposium 2021 | On Demand

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The Ali Massumi Cardiac Arrhythmia Symposium is designed to provide electrophysiologists, cardiologists, internists, and associated professionals with state-of-the-art information on the fundamental mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias and the best practice approaches to clinical diagnosis, evaluation, and management of abnormal heart rhythms.

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CME Information

Title of program: The Ali Massumi Cardiac Arrhythmia Symposium
CMET event #: 9534
Date of Online Release: May 11, 2021
Date of Original Presentation: February 27, 2021
Credits: 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Overview

The field of cardiac electrophysiology has evolved from a specialty that primarily managed arrhythmias with drug therapy to one with an expanded role of various nonpharmacologic therapies in detecting and terminating arrhythmias. Representative of this development are the rapidly evolving treatment options for patients with ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation (VT/VF), the most common cause of sudden cardiac death. Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are highly effective in acutely terminating VT/VF, while percutaneous catheter ablation has emerged as a promising therapy for VT, in patients with and without structural heart disease.

There have also been recent changes to the way we manage patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Guidelines for the use of anticoagulants have been updated and expanded. There are non-pharmacologic therapies now available to prevent embolic stroke in patients who are at increased risk of bleeding. Catheter ablation for AF has become a mainstream treatment option and is preferred in patients with heart failure. Earlier intervention with catheter ablation in patients with paroxysmal AF can improve outcomes.

The Ali Massumi Cardiac Arrhythmia Symposium is designed to provide electrophysiologists, cardiologists, internists, and associated professionals with state-of-the-art information on the fundamental mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias and the best practice approaches to clinical diagnosis, evaluation, and management of abnormal heart rhythms

Educational Objectives

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

  • Discuss the indications and techniques of physiologic pacing.
  • Cite the appropriate use of available drugs and ablation therapy in the management of PAF
  • Discuss the need for early ablation referral in congestive heart failure
  • Cite the guidelines for management of AF, including the various treatments to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation
  • Discuss the indications for catheter ablation of VT in patients with and without structural heart disease

Target Audience

Cardiologists, cardiologists with an interest in electrophysiology, cardiac electrophysiologists, internists with an interest in cardiology, cardiology fellows, Cath lab technicians; family and general practitioners.

Method of Instruction / Participation

This enduring material comprises slide sets with text and audio 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@texasheart.org.

Program Director

Mohammad Saeed, MD

Affiliation: Texas Heart Institute and Baylor College of Medicine; Houston, Texas

Acknowledgment of Support

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.

Texas Heart Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the 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 5 hours and 15 minutes

Term of Approval

May 11, 2021 through May 11, 2022. Continuation of CME credit from May 11, 2022 depends upon a thorough review of the content for currency and accuracy.

Peer Review

In May 2021 this continuing medical education activity was reviewed for currency and accuracy of content by Stephanie Coulter, MD, Assistant Medical Director, Texas Heart Institute; Director, Women’s Center at Texas Heart Institute; Associate Medical Director, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Non-Invasive Cardiology; Program Director, Texas Heart Institute Fellowship at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center.

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

Hamid Afshar, MD has nothing to disclose relevant to his presentation

Mihail Chelu, MD has nothing to disclose relevant to his presentation

Nassir Marrouche, MD is a Consultant for Preventice Services and Biosense Webster. He conducts research for Abbott and Janssen

Joanna Molina-Razavi, MD has nothing to disclose relevant to her presentation

Abdi Rasekh, MD receives consulting fees from Abbott and AtriCure. He conducts research for Adagio and Johnson and Johnson

Mehdi Razavi, MD has nothing to disclose relevant to his presentation

Mohammad Saeed, MD has nothing to disclose relevant to his presentation

John Seger, MD has nothing to disclose relevant to his presentation

Roderick Tung, MD is a speaker for Abbott, Medtronic, Biotronik and Boston Scientific

The Planning Committee Members have nothing to disclose relevant to this program.

The THI CME Staff have nothing to disclose relevant to this program.

The Program Reviewers have nothing to disclose relevant to this program.

Course Materials and CME Credit

This internet activity is comprised of 9 presentations and pre-recorded question and answer sessions. By participation of the Course Materials, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the CME information provided. After viewing the presentation, you must complete an assessment and evaluation to obtain CME credit and/or MOC credit for this activity.

Please do not hesitate to contact the THI Office of Continuing Medical Education for further assistance at cme@texasheart.org.


By completing the Course Materials below, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the CME information provided above.

The videos include a Course Evaluation Survey and link to download your Certificate of Completion at the end.

Session I: Atrial Fibrillation

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Session II: Advances in Pacing and Catheter Ablation

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Session III: Device Therapy

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