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Prevention and Treatment of Bleeding Associated With Cardiac Surgery: Expert Perspectives

  • Authors: Daniel T. Engelman, MD; V. Seenu Reddy, MD, MBA, FACS, FACC
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 9/30/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 9/30/2023, 11:59 PM EST
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for surgeons, critical care specialists, and emergency medicine physicians.

The goal of this activity is for learners to be better able to improve their understanding of the risks for major bleeding during cardiac surgery and appropriate approaches to effectively manage bleeding in these patients to improve outcomes.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Risks of major bleeding in patients undergoing cardiac surgery
  • Have greater competence related to
    • The use of appropriate strategies to manage bleeding in patients undergoing cardiac surgery


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  • Daniel T. Engelman, MD

    Professor of Surgery 
    UMass Chan Medical School - Baystate
    Medical Director 
    Cardiac Surgical Critical Care & Inpatient Surgical Services 
    Baystate Medical Center Springfield, Massachusetts


    Daniel T. Engelman, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Medical Advisory Board: Alexion; Astellas Pharma; Medela; Rockwell Medical; Terumo; Drug Trial Steering Committees: Guard Therapeutics; Premier Healthcare; Renibus Therapeutics
    Owns bonds from: PAVMED

  • V. Seenu Reddy, MD, MBA, FACS, FACC

    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery​
    TriStar Centennial Medical Center​
    Nashville, Tennessee


    V. Seenu Reddy, MD, MBA, FACS, FACC​, has no relevant financial relationships.


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Prevention and Treatment of Bleeding Associated With Cardiac Surgery: Expert Perspectives

Authors: Daniel T. Engelman, MD; V. Seenu Reddy, MD, MBA, FACS, FACCFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 9/30/2022

Valid for credit through: 9/30/2023, 11:59 PM EST


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