The On-Demand video is located at the end of the Course Materials. Please read all Course Materials before participating in this activity.
Title of program: Virtual Echo Review Series: Cardiomyopathies
Date of Online Release: July 28, 2020
Recent Review: July 14, 2021
Termination Date: July 28, 2022
Credits: 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
MOC: 1.25 MOC points
CME Information – Overview
Cardiomyopathy is defined as a disease of heart muscle; they include a variety of myocardial disorders with familial and nonfamilial types. Identification of various cardiomyopathy phenotypes relies primarily upon echocardiographic assessment. Evaluation of the anatomic and functional characteristics of the heart is key for the diagnosis of dilated, hypertrophic, arrhythmogenic right ventricular, or restrictive cardiomyopathies.
The intended result of this activity is increased knowledge. At the conclusion of this symposium, participants should be able to:
- Recognize echocardiographic predictors of CMP.
- Review echo assessment criteria for CMPs, and evaluation of systolic and diastolic function.
- Recognize the echo images related to each of the CMPs.
The intended audience for this continuing medical education activity includes physicians, faculty and fellows/residents that would like to prepare for the NBE examinations.
Method of Instruction / Participation
This internet activity 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, email@example.com.
Raymond Stainback, MD, FASE
Affiliation: Texas Heart Institute; CHI Baylor St. Luke’s Health
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 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ABIM MOC Credit
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
Estimated Study Time
The estimated time to complete this activity, including review of the materials and completion of the course assessment is 1 hour and 25 minutes.
If you previously completed and received credit for the live activity entitled, Virtual Echo Review Series: Cardiomyopathies, on July 15, 2020, 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
July 28, 2020 – July 28, 2022. Continuation of CME credit from July 28, 2022 depends upon a thorough review of the content for currency and accuracy.
On July 21, 2020, this continuing medical education activity was reviewed for currency and accuracy of content by Raymond Stainback, MD, Texas Heart Institute, CHI Baylor St. Luke’s Health. The course was reviewed for accuracy again on July 14, 2021 and has been renewed for one additional year.
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.
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.
Stephanie Coulter, MD, FACC has nothing to disclose relevant to this presentation.
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 comprises of 1 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 and MOC points for this activity.
Please do not hesitate to contact the THI Office of Continuing Medical Education for further assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By completing the Course Materials below, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the CME information provided above.
The video includes a Course Evaluation Survey and link to download your Certificate of Completion at the end.
*By providing the information above, I agree to allow the Texas Heart Institute to contact me about news and events.