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CME

Optimizing SCD Prevention: What Do the Guidelines Suggest

  • Authors: Greg C. Fonarow, MD; Barry H. Greenberg, MD
  • CME Released: 11/1/2016
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 11/1/2017
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for cardiologists, primary care physicians, critical care specialists, emergency medicine physicians, and all clinicians interested in preventing SCD in at-risk patients.

The goal of this activity is to improve the management of patients at high risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)/sudden cardiac death (SCD) by educating clinicians about SCA/SCD guidelines risk assessment tools and prevention measures.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  1. Have greater competence related to the use of current guidelines for prevention of SCD/SCA in patients who have experienced an MI
  2. Have increased knowledge regarding the role of the care team in integrating new recommendations into clinical practice


Disclosures

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Moderator(s)

  • Gregg C. Fonarow, MD

    Professor of Medicine Director, Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center; Co-Chief, UCLA Division of Cardiology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Gregg Fonarow, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Amgen Inc.; Medtronic, Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; St. Jude Medical; ZS Pharma

    Dr Fonarow 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 Fonarow 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)

  • Barry H. Greenberg, MD

    Distinguished Professor of Medicine; Director, Advanced Heart Failure Treatment Program, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Barry Greenberg, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.; Mast Biosurgery; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Stealth BioTherapeutics Inc.; Teva Pharmaceuticals USA; Zensun USA Inc.
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; Relypsa, Inc.

    Dr Greenberg 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 Greenberg 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)

  • Joy P. Marko, MS, APN-C, CCMEP

    Scientific Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Joy P. Marko, MS, APN-C, CCMEP has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Reviewer(s)

  • Robert Morris, PharmD

    Associate CME Clinical Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Robert Morris, PharmD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Accreditation Statements


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    For Physicians

  • Medscape, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 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

Optimizing SCD Prevention: What Do the Guidelines Suggest

Authors: Greg C. Fonarow, MD; Barry H. Greenberg, MDFaculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

CME Released: 11/1/2016

Valid for credit through: 11/1/2017

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