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CME / ABIM MOC

Guidance on Hypertension: Where Does Renal Denervation Stand?

  • Authors: Michael A. Weber, MD; José Antonio García Donaire, MD, PhD; David E. Kandzari, MD; Roland E. Schmieder, MD, FACC
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 12/30/2021
  • Valid for credit through: 12/30/2022
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  • Credits Available

    Physicians - maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    ABIM Diplomates - maximum of 0.50 ABIM MOC points

    You Are Eligible For

    • Letter of Completion
    • ABIM MOC points

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for cardiologists and primary care physicians.

The goal of this activity is to increase knowledge regarding guidance on renal denervation (RDN) and to engage in shared decision-making with patients by communicating recent evidenced-based information about RDN to achieve blood pressure (BP) control.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Cardiovascular risk reduction associated with lowering of blood pressure
    • Recent guidance on the potential role of RDN for control of hypertension
    • Individualization of treatment strategies and shared decision-making with patients about RDN to achieve hypertension control


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Faculty

  • Michael A. Weber, MD

    Professor of Medicine
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center
    Brooklyn, New York, United States

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Michael A. Weber, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Advisor or consultant for: Ablative Solutions; Medtronic; ReCor

  • José Antonio García Donaire, MD, PhD

    President
    Spanish Hospital Clínico San Carlos
    Madrid, Spain

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: José Antonio García Donaire, MD, PhD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Medtronic

  • David E. Kandzari, MD

    Director
    Interventional Cardiology
    Chief Scientific Officer
    Piedmont Heart
    Atlanta, Georgia, United States

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: David E. Kandzari, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Advisor or consultant for: Biotronik; Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.; Medtronic Cardiovascular
    Grants for clinical research from: Ablative Solutions; Medtronic Cardiovascular

  • Roland E. Schmieder, MD, FACC

    Professor of Internal Medicine, Nephrology, and Hypertension
    Head of Clinical Research Center of Hypertension and Vascular Medicine
    Department of Nephrology and Hypertension
    University Hospital Erlangen
    Erlangen, Germany

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Roland E. Schmieder, MD, FACC, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Advisor or consultant for: Ablative Solutions; Medtronic; ReCor
    Speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Medtronic; ReCor
    Grants for clinical research from: Ablative Solutions; Medtronic; ReCor

Editors

  • George Boutsalis, PhD

    Director, Content Development, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

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

  • Asha P. Gupta, PharmD, RPh

    Associate Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Asha P. Gupta, PharmD, RPh, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Frederick Stange, DO

    Scientific Content Manager, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

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

CME Reviewer

  • Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

None of the nonfaculty planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, reselling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


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CME / ABIM MOC

Guidance on Hypertension: Where Does Renal Denervation Stand?

Authors: Michael A. Weber, MD; José Antonio García Donaire, MD, PhD; David E. Kandzari, MD; Roland E. Schmieder, MD, FACCFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 12/30/2021

Valid for credit through: 12/30/2022

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Educational Impact Challenge

The goal of this activity is to increase knowledge regarding guidance on renal denervation (RDN) and to engage in shared decision-making with patients by communicating recent evidenced-based information about RDN to achieve blood pressure (BP) control.

Before you begin this activity, please assess your clinical knowledge by completing this brief survey. Answering these questions again after the activity will allow you to see what you learned and to compare your answers with those of your peers.