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Hot Topics in Atrial Fibrillation

  • Authors: Robert A. Harrington, MD; Anne B. Curtis, MD
  • CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 12/6/2021
  • Valid for credit through: 12/6/2022
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for cardiologists, nurses, and all other healthcare professionals managing patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib).

The goal of this activity is to discuss hot topics related to AFib, from therapy selection, new technology for rhythm monitoring, and the latest data from clinical trials.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding
    • The latest clinical trial data and practice guidelines in AFib


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  • Robert A. Harrington, MD

    Arthur L. Bloomfield Professor of Medicine
    Chair, Department of Medicine
    Stanford University School of Medicine
    Stanford, California


    Disclosure: Robert A. Harrington, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Advisor or consultant for: Element Science
    Grants for clinical research from: Janssen

  • Anne B. Curtis, MD

    Charles and Mary Bauer Professor of Medicine
    Chair & SUNY Distinguished Professor, Department of Medicine
    Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
    Buffalo, New York


    Disclosure: Anne B. Curtis, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Advisor or consultant for: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Medtronic Inc, Abbott, Sanofi, Aventis, and Milestone Pharmaceuticals
    Speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Medtronic, Abbott, Sanofi, Aventis, and Zoll


  • Fred Stange, DO

    Scientific Content Manager, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Fred Stange, DO, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • George Boutsalis, PhD

    Director, Content Development, Medscape, LLC 


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

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Hot Topics in Atrial Fibrillation

Authors: Robert A. Harrington, MD; Anne B. Curtis, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 12/6/2021

Valid for credit through: 12/6/2022




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