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CME / ABIM MOC / CE

Preventing SCD With a WCD: Reviewing the Results of the VEST Trial

  • Authors: Sunil V. Rao, MD; Jeffrey E. Olgin, MD, FACC; Byron K. Lee MD; Anne B. Curtis, MD, MACP
  • CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 3/27/2018
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 3/27/2019
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for cardiologists, ED physicians, critical care specialists, nurses, NPs, and all clinicians interested in the prevention of SCD.

The goal of this activity is to update participants on the latest guidelines and data regarding the prevention of SCD and application to clinical practice.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Emerging clinical data on the use of wearable cardioverter-defibrillators to prevent SCD
    • Latest clinical guidelines on patient selection for SCD
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Use of effective multidisciplinary strategies to prevent SCD in 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: Corindus, Inc.; Medtronic, Inc.; Philips Healthcare; 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, University at Buffalo, 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
    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.

  • Byron K. Lee, MD, MAS

    Professor of Medicine; Samuel T. and Elizabeth Webb Reeves Endowed Chair in Arrhythmia Research; Director, Electrophysiology Laboratories and Clinics, University of California, San Francisco

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Byron K. Lee, MD, MAS, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Received grants for clinical research from: Zoll Medical Corporation

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

  • Jeffrey E. Olgin, MD

    Gallo-Chatterjee Distinguished Professor of Medicine; Chief, Division of Cardiology; Co-Director, UCSF Heart and Vascular Center, University of California San Francisco

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Jeffrey E. Olgin, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Received grants for clinical research from: Zoll Medical Corporation

    Dr Olgin 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 Olgin 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.

  • Beverly A. Caley, JD

    Medical Writer, Caley-Reidenbach Consulting, LLP, Philomath, OR

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Beverly A. Caley, JD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Revivewer / 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.

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
Served as an advisor or consultant for: Abbot; Medtronic


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CME / ABIM MOC / CE

Preventing SCD With a WCD: Reviewing the Results of the VEST Trial

Authors: Sunil V. Rao, MD; Jeffrey E. Olgin, MD, FACC; Byron K. Lee MD; Anne B. Curtis, MD, MACPFaculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 3/27/2018

Valid for credit through: 3/27/2019

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