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Cardiomyopathy in the Clinic: What If It's not HFpEF?

  • Authors: Jose Nativi-Nicolau, MD
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 12/22/2020
  • Valid for credit through: 12/22/2021
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for cardiologists and primary care physicians.

The goal of this activity is to educate clinicians on the early diagnosis and treatment of a cardiomyopathy.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Demonstrate improved performance associated with
    • Patient assessment to improve early diagnosis of patients with a cardiomyopathy
    • Ordering appropriate treatment for patients with this condition
    • Monitoring patients to assess treatment response


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  • Jose Nativi-Nicolau, MD, MSCI, FACC, FHFSA

    Associate Professor of Medicine
    University of Utah Health
    Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
    Cardiology Director, Utah Amyloidosis Program
    Cardiololgy Director, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
    Salt Lake City, Utah


    Disclosure: Jose Nativi-Nicolau, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Akcea Therapeutics, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer Inc.
    Received grants for clinical research from: Akcea Therapeutics, Eidos Therapeutics, Pfizer Inc


  • Lih-Fan Chang, MD, MPH

    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Lih-Fan Chang, MD, MPH has disclosed no financial relationships.

  • Terra M. Sumstine

    Writer, Chichester Associates Inc, Phoenix, Arizona


    Disclosure: Terra M. Sumstine has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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  • Robert Morris, PharmD

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Robert Morris, PharmD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: ViiV Healthcare
    Owns stock, stock options, or bonds from: GlaxoSmithKline

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Cardiomyopathy in the Clinic: What If It's not HFpEF?

Authors: Jose Nativi-Nicolau, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 12/22/2020

Valid for credit through: 12/22/2021


Enhance your clinical skills as you engage with patients in an objective and realistic interactive simulation. Treat patients, diagnose medical conditions, and prescribe medications. There are no limits to your choices—order from thousands of labs, diagnoses, devices, and drugs using an intuitive patient chart-based interface.

Powerful metrics track your performance and provide instant expert feedback on your decisions. Upon completion, results will be presented, along with author commentary on each case.

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