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CME / ABIM MOC

Navigating Complexities of Atrial Fibrillation in the Clinic: From Undiagnosed to Early Detection and Treatment

  • Authors: Christian T. Ruff, MD, MPH
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 1/20/2023
  • Valid for credit through: 1/20/2024
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  • Credits Available

    Physicians - maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    ABIM Diplomates - maximum of 0.25 ABIM MOC points

    You Are Eligible For

    • Letter of Completion
    • ABIM MOC points

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for an audience of cardiologists, primary care physicians, emergency medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants that manage patients with, and at risk for, AF.

The goal of this activity is for learners to be better be able to detect AF using evidence-based tools and strategies to initiate earlier detection of AF in clinical practice to facilitate timely diagnosis and appropriate guideline-directed stroke prevention strategies.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Demonstrate improved performance associated with the
    • Use of evidence-based screening modalities for AF in accordance with guideline recommendations
    • Selection of appropriate thromboprophylaxis for stroke prevention in patients with AF in accordance with evidence-based guideline recommendations
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Accurately detect AF in clinical practice using evidence-based screening technologies


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Faculty

  • Christian T. Ruff, MD, MPH

    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
    Director of General Cardiology
    Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Senior Investigator
    TIMI Study Group
    Boston, Massachusetts

    Disclosures

    Christian T. Ruff, MD, MPH, has the following relevant financial relationships: 
    Consultant or advisor for: Anthos Therapeutics; Bayer; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Bristol Myers Squibb Company; Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.; Janssen; Pfizer, Inc.
    Research funding from: Anthos Therapeutics; AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Editor

  • Anne M. Sendaydiego, PharmD

    Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC

    Disclosures

    Anne M. Sendaydiego, PharmD, has no relevant financial relationships

Compliance Reviewer

  • Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CNE, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CNE, CHCP, 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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    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. Aggregate participant data will be shared with commercial supporters of this activity.

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CME / ABIM MOC

Navigating Complexities of Atrial Fibrillation in the Clinic: From Undiagnosed to Early Detection and Treatment

Authors: Christian T. Ruff, MD, MPHFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 1/20/2023

Valid for credit through: 1/20/2024

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