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CME / ABIM MOC / CE

New Guidelines to Prevent SCD: What You Need to Know

  • Authors: Sunil V. Rao, MD; Anne B. Curtis, MD; Gregg Fonarow, MD
  • CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 1/25/2018
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 1/25/2019
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for cardiologists, emergency medicine physicians, critical care specialists, nurses, and all clinicians interested in preventing sudden cardiac death (SCD).

The goal of this activity is improved risk stratification and better intervention for those patients at high risk for SCD.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will have:

  • Increased knowledge regarding the
    • Latest guidelines on the management of ventricular arrhythmias and prevention of SCD
    • Risk stratification of patients to identify those patients at high risk for SCD
  • Increased competence regarding
    • Effective team-based strategies to implement the latest guidelines into clinical care and optimize SCD prevention for patients at risk


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Moderator

  • Sunil V. Rao, MD

    Professor of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center; Section Chief, Cardiology, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham North Carolina

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Sunil V. Rao, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Cardiovascular Systems Inc; Corindus, Inc.; Medtronic, Inc.; Philips Holding USA Inc.; Volcano Corporation

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

Panelists

  • Anne B. Curtis, MD, MACP

    SUNY Distinguished Professor; Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo; President and CEO, UBMD Internal Medicine, Buffalo, New York

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Anne B. Curtis, MD, MACP, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Abbott Laboratories; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; sanofi-aventis
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Abbott Laboratories; Medtronic, Inc.

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

  • Gregg Fonarow, MD

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

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Gregg Fonarow, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Amgen Inc.; Bayer HealthCare; Janssen Pharmaceuticals; Medtronic, Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; St. Jude Medical; ZS Pharma
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

    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.

Editor

  • 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 / Nurse Planner

  • Amy Bernard, MS, BSN, RN-BC

    Lead Nurse Planner, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Amy Bernard, MS, BSN, RN-BC, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


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CME / ABIM MOC / CE

New Guidelines to Prevent SCD: What You Need to Know

Authors: Sunil V. Rao, MD; Anne B. Curtis, MD; Gregg Fonarow, MDFaculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 1/25/2018

Valid for credit through: 1/25/2019

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