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CME / ABIM MOC

Lessons Learned in the Diagnostic Journey of Patients With HCM

  • Authors: Perry Elliott, MBBS, MD, FRCP, FESC, FACC; Michelle Michels, MD, PhD; Theodore P. Abraham, MD, FACC
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 1/13/2022
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 1/13/2023
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This educational activity is intended for an international audience of cardiologists and primary care physicians.

The goal of this activity is to improve the knowledge, competence, confidence, and performance of cardiologists and primary care physicians on the signs and symptoms associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and how to accurately and efficiently diagnose HCM in patients.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Clinical presentation of HCM
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Patient assessment of individuals suspected of having HCM
  • Demonstrate improved performance associated with
    • Applying patient assessment criteria to diagnose HCM in clinical practice


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Faculty

  • Perry Elliott, MBBS, MD, FRCP, FESC, FACC

    Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine
    University College London
    Head of Clinical Research
    UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science
    Consultant Cardiologist
    Barts Heart Centre
    President
    Cardiomyopathy UK
    Chair
    European Heart Academy
    European Society of Cardiology
    Executive Editor
    European Journal of Cardiology
    London, United Kingdom

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Perry Elliott, MBBS, MD, FRCP, FESC, FACC, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Grants for clinical research from: Pfizer
    Advisor or consultant for: AstraZeneca; Bristol Myers Squibb; DinaQor; Freeline; Idorsia; Pfizer; Sanofi; Sarepta
    Speaker or member of speakers’ bureau for: Bristol Myers Squibb; Pfizer

  • Michelle Michels, MD, PhD

    Department of Cardiology
    Thoraxcenter
    Erasmus MC
    Rotterdam, South Holland, the Netherlands

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Michelle Michels, MD, PhD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Advisor or consultant for: Bristol Myers Squibb

  • Theodore P. Abraham, MD, FACC

    Meyer Friedman Distinguished Professor of Medicine
    University of California
    San Francisco, California

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Theodore P. Abraham, MD, FACC, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Advisor or consultant for: Bristol Myers Squibb; EchoNous;Cytokinetics

Editor

  • Ozerk Akgun, MD

    Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Ozerk Akgun, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Reviewer

  • Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNE, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

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    Disclosure: Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNE, CHCP, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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CME / ABIM MOC

Lessons Learned in the Diagnostic Journey of Patients With HCM

Authors: Perry Elliott, MBBS, MD, FRCP, FESC, FACC; Michelle Michels, MD, PhD; Theodore P. Abraham, MD, FACCFaculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 1/13/2022

Valid for credit through: 1/13/2023

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Contents of This CME Activity

All sections of this activity are required for credit.

Can You Tell It's HCM?

Dr Elliott reviews the general approach to the diagnosis of HCM with analysis of a case.
Perry Elliott, MBBS, MD, FRCP, FESC, FACC

Screening to Help Aid With Identification of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Dr Michels emphasizes the importance of screening in HCM identification.
Michelle Michels, MD, PhD

How Can We Utilize Echocardiography For Diagnosis?

Dr Abraham briefly summarizes the importance of echocardiography in HCM diagnosis.
Theodore P. Abraham, MD, FACC

Differential Diagnosis: Diseases With Similarity to HCM

Please join Dr Elliott to increase your awareness about the differential diagnosis of HCM.
Perry Elliott, MBBS, MD, FRCP, FESC, FACC

Steps Toward a Multidisciplinary Referral of HCM

Drs Michels and Abraham discuss the importance of multidisciplinary management of patients with HCM.
Theodore P. Abraham, MD, FACC; Michelle Michels, MD, PhD
 
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