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THI Grand Rounds | Gerald V. Naccarelli, MD | Diagnostic and Pharmacotherapeutic Strategies for the Individualized Management of Atrial Fibrillation

February 15, 2019 | 12:00 pm1:00 pm CST

Gerald V. Naccarelli, MD
Professor of Medicine
Bernard Trabin Chair of Cardiology Penn State University School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Cardiology Associate Clinical Director
Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute
Hershey, Pennsylvania


Gerald V Naccarelli, MD, is the Bernard Trabin Chair in Cardiology, Professor of Medicine, and Chief of the Division of Cardiology at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine/Milton S Hershey Medical Center. He has chaired and been a member of numerous committees for the American Heart Association (AHA), the American College of Cardiology (ACC), and the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology/Heart Rhythm Society (NASPE/HRS). He has been an investigator in dozens of industry and National Institutes of Health (NIH) multicenter trials. He is the author of three books and the author/ co-author of over 400 papers, chapters, articles, and abstracts. Professor Naccarelli received a post-doctoral fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology from the Indiana University School of Medicine and received a fellowship in cardiology from, and was Chief Resident in Medicine at, the Penn State University College of Medicine. He received internal medicine residency training at the North Carolina Baptist Hospital/Bowman Gray School of Medicine, and was awarded his MD by the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.


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This activity is designed for cardiologists and cardiology-related healthcare professionals including residents, fellows, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with atrial fibrillation.


After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the clinical and socioeconomic consequences of untreated AF,AF-related stroke, and hospitalization
  • Employ a comprehensive diagnostic strategy, including assessment of stroke and bleeding risk, for patients with AF
  • Determine the risk/benefit profiles of available AADs for a given patient based on efficacy, safety, and patient-specific characteristics
  • Evaluate the available clinical data surrounding favorable AAD/anticoagulant combination strategies for the treatment of AF and prevention of AF-related stroke
  • Develop individualized AF management strategies that incorporaterate, rhythm, anticoagulation, and/or ablation therapies as appropriate



In support of improving patient care, North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME)is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME),the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



NACCME designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



This continuing nursing education activity awards 1.0 contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 1.0 contact hour.



This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education (UANJA0006201-0000-18-126-L01-P.

This educational activity is a knowledge-based activity.

Any participant wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a continuing pharmacy education activity accredited by NACCME may contact the Senior Manager, Accreditation & Compliance, NACCME, in writing at 104 Windsor Center Drive, East Windsor, NJ 08520. The Senior Manager, Accreditation & Compliance will review the grievance and respond within 30 days of receiving the written statement. If the participant is unsatisfied with the response, an appeal to the Senior Director, Accreditation and Compliance, NACCME, may be made for a second level of review.

This activity is supported by educational funding provided by Sanofi US

Activity provided by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC, an HMP Company


February 15, 2019
12:00 pm —1:00 pm
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