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CME / ABIM MOC

New Data Offer a Sound Basis for Renal Denervation

  • Authors: Michael A. Weber, MD; Michel Azizi, MD, PhD; Michael J. Bloch, MD, FACP, FASH, FNLA, FSVM; Naomi D. Fisher, MD; Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 9/29/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 9/29/2023
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    ABIM Diplomates - maximum of 0.50 ABIM MOC points

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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for cardiologists, nephrologists, and primary care physicians.

The goal of this activity is that learners will be better able to understand the efficacy and safety as well as the prospective role of renal denervation in the management of patients with uncontrolled hypertension.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Recent data on the efficacy and safety of renal denervation options
    • Patient perspectives on blood pressure management


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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

    Michael A. Weber, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Ablative Solutions; Medtronic; ReCor Medical

  • Michel Azizi, MD, PhD

    Professor of Vascular Medicine
    Université Paris-Descartes
    Hôpital Européen Georges-Pompidou
    Hypertension Department
    Paris, France

    Disclosures

    Michel Azizi, MD, PhD, has the following relevant financial relationships: 
    Consultant or advisor for: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals; Idorsia; Medtronic; Novartis; ReCor Medical 
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: ReCor Medical
    Research funding from: Idorsia; ReCor Medical

  • Michael J. Bloch, MD, FACP, FASH, FNLA, FSVM

    Associate Professor
    Department of Internal Medicine
    University of Nevada School of Medicine
    Medical Director of Vascular Care
    Renown Heart and Vascular Institute
    Reno, Nevada, United States

    Disclosures

    Michael J. Bloch, MD, FACP, FASH, FNLA, FSVM, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Esperion Therapeutics; Janssen; Medtronic; Novartis; ReCor Medical
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Amgen; Esperion Therapeutics; Janssen
    Research funding from: Amgen; ReCor Medical 

  • Naomi D. Fisher, MD

    Associate Professor
    Harvard Medical School
    Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    Director
    Hypertension Service and Hypertension Specialty Clinic
    Boston, Massachusetts, United States

    Disclosures

    Naomi D. Fisher, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Aktiia; Medtronic; ReCor Medical
    Research funding from: Aktiia; ReCor Medical

  • Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM

    Professor of Medicine  
    Chief Academic Officer, Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy
    Director, NYP/Columbia Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    New York-Presbyterian Hospital
    New York, New York, United States

    Disclosures

    Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Institutional research grant funding: To Columbia University and/or the Cardiovascular Research Foundation from Medtronic; Boston Scientific; Abbott Vascular; Amgen; CSI; Philips; ReCor Medical; Neurotronic; Biotronik; Chiesi; Bolt Medical; Magenta Medical; Canon; SoniVie; Shockwave Medical; Merck 
    Consulting and/or speaking engagements: institutional funding includes fees paid to Columbia University and/or Cardiovascular Research Foundation for which Dr. Kirtane controlled the content.  
    Personal Consulting with Interventional Medical Device Solutions (IMDS).  
    Travel Expenses/Meals from: Medtronic; Boston Scientific; Abbott Vascular; CSI; Siemens; Philips; ReCor Medical; Chiesi; OpSens; Zoll; Regeneron 

Editor

  • Asha P. Gupta, PharmD, RPh

    Associate Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC

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

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  • Amy Bernard, MS, BSN, RN, NPD-BC, CHCP

    Senior Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

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    Amy Bernard, MS, BSN, RN, NPD-BC, CHCP, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

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

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CME / ABIM MOC

New Data Offer a Sound Basis for Renal Denervation

Authors: Michael A. Weber, MD; Michel Azizi, MD, PhD; Michael J. Bloch, MD, FACP, FASH, FNLA, FSVM; Naomi D. Fisher, MD; Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SMFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 9/29/2022

Valid for credit through: 9/29/2023

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Contents of This CME Activity

All sections of this activity are required for credit.

Ultrasound and Radiofrequency Experience for Renal Denervation

Drs Weber and Azizi discuss the different modalities of renal denervation, ultrasound or radiofrequency, and recent supporting data.
Michael A. Weber, MD; Michel Azizi, MD, PhD

Latest Clinical Data on Ultrasound Renal Denervation: RADIANCE II

Drs Weber and Kirtane discuss the methods as well as efficacy and safety of ultrasound renal denervation demonstrated in the RADIANCE II pivotal trial.
Michael A. Weber, MD; Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM

Uncontrolled Hypertension: When and Whom to Refer

Drs Weber and Fisher discuss the emerging ideal candidate for renal denervation.
Michael A. Weber, MD; Naomi D. Fisher, MD

Patient Perspectives on Blood Pressure Management

Drs Weber and Bloch discuss patient perspectives on blood pressure management and barriers to achieving blood pressure control.
Michael A. Weber, MD; Michael J. Bloch, MD, FACP, FASH, FNLA, FSVM
 

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