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CME / ABIM MOC

Focus on Atrial Fibrillation Recurrences/Relapses: What Does Long-Term Continuous Cardiac Monitoring Offer?

  • Authors: Gerald V. Naccarelli, MD; Dhanunjaya R. Lakkireddy, MD
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 1/18/2023
  • Valid for credit through: 1/18/2024
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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, neurologists, internal medicine/primary care physicians, emergency physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and physician assistants.

The goal of this activity is for learners to be better able understand the use of long-term cardiac monitoring to detect underlying arrhythmia as a means to inform treatment strategies in patients at risk for stroke. 

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Recent data on how continuous cardiac monitoring can lead to identification of subclinical AF in the setting of cryptogenic stroke and post AF ablation
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Utilizing long-term continuous monitoring to identify patients who have significant AF burden, prompting initiation of anticoagulant therapy for the prevention of stroke


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Faculty

  • Gerald V. Naccarelli, MD

    Professor and Bernard Trabin Chair in Cardiology
    Chief, Division of Cardiology
    Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute
    Penn State University School of Medicine
    Hershey, Pennsylvania

    Disclosures

    Gerald V. Naccarelli, MD, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Dhanunjaya R. Lakkireddy, MD

    Professor of Medicine
    University of Missouri and University of Nevada Las Vegas
    Executive Medical Director
    Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute
    Overland Park, Kansas

    Disclosures

    Dhanunjaya R. Lakkireddy, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Abbott Laboratories; AltaThera Pharmaceuticals LLC; AtriCure, Inc.; Biosense Webster, Inc.; BIOTRONIK; Boston Scientific; Medtronic, Inc.; Phillips
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Abbott Laboratories; AltaThera Pharmaceuticals LLC; AtriCure, Inc.; Biosense Webster, Inc.; BIOTRONIK; Boston Scientific; Medtronic, Inc.; Phillips

Editor

  • George Boutsalis, PhD

    Senior Director, Content Development, Medscape, LLC

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    George Boutsalis, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Frederick Stange, DO

    Scientific Content Manager, Medscape, LLC 

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    Frederick Stange, DO, has no relevant financial relationships. 

Compliance Reviewer

  • Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

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

Peer Reviewer

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


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CME / ABIM MOC

Focus on Atrial Fibrillation Recurrences/Relapses: What Does Long-Term Continuous Cardiac Monitoring Offer?

Authors: Gerald V. Naccarelli, MD; Dhanunjaya R. Lakkireddy, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 1/18/2023

Valid for credit through: 1/18/2024

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