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CME

Breaking Down WEARIT-II: Evaluating Outcomes in WCD Patients

  • Authors: Jagmeet P. Singh, MD, PhD; Ilan Goldenberg, MD; Jeanne Poole, MD; Valentina Kutyifa, MD, PhD
  • CME Released: 12/18/2014
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 12/18/2015
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for electrophysiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, general cardiologists, internists, critical care specialists, cardiology nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals.

The goal of this activity is to update physicians on appropriate patient selection for treatment with implantable cardioverter defibrillators and the wearable cardioverter defibrillator based on clinical trial data.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Review data from major trials and registries thus far on the use of defibrillators in heart failure
  2. Discuss WEARIT-II trial data, including efficacy outcomes and the implications of the data in clinical practice


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Moderator(s)

  • Jagmeet P. Singh, MD, PhD

    Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Jagmeet P. Singh, MD, PhD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: BIOTRONIK; Boston Scientific; Medtronic, Inc.; St. Jude Medical; Sorin Group
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Medtronic, Inc.; Sorin Group
    Received grants for clinical research from: Boston Scientific; Medtronic, Inc.; St. Jude Medical; Sorin Group

    Dr Singh does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Dr Singh does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Panelist(s)

  • Jeanne Poole, MD

    Director, Arrhythmia Service and Electrophysiology Laboratory, Division of Cardiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Jeanne Poole, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Boston Scientific; Physio-Control, Inc.
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: BIOTRONIK; Boston Scientific; Medtronic, Inc.
    Received grants for clinical research from: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Sanofi
    Owns stock, stock options, or bonds from: Cameron Health

    Dr Poole does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Dr Poole does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

  • Ilan Goldenberg, MD

    Professor of Cardiology; Director, Department of Cardiology, Heart Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Ilan Goldenberg, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Received grants for clinical research from: Zoll Medical Corporation

    Dr Goldenberg does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Dr Goldenberg does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

  • Valentina Kutyifa, MD, PhD

    Research Assistant Professor, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Valentina Kutyifa, MD, PhD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Received grants for clinical research from: Zoll Medical Corporation

    Dr Kutyifa does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Dr Kutyifa does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Editor(s)

  • George Boutsalis, PhD

    Scientific Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: George Boutsalis, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Ronald K. Miller, PhD

    Scientific Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Ronald K. Miller, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Reviewer(s)

  • Nafeez Zawahir, MD

    CME Clinical Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Nafeez Zawahir, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


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    Medscape, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Medscape, LLC staff have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships.

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CME

Breaking Down WEARIT-II: Evaluating Outcomes in WCD Patients

Authors: Jagmeet P. Singh, MD, PhD; Ilan Goldenberg, MD; Jeanne Poole, MD; Valentina Kutyifa, MD, PhDFaculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

CME Released: 12/18/2014

Valid for credit through: 12/18/2015

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