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Hillary Visit 2: A woman presenting with recurrent atrial fibrillation


Hillary Visit 2: A woman presenting with recurrent atrial fibrillation

Topic: Cardiology
Relevant Terms: Coronary Artery Disease, Dyslipidemia, Hypertension
Primary Audience: Cardiologists, Internists, Primary care providers (MDs/ DOs/ NPs/ PAs)
Launch Date: 04-Jun-12
Credits: 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Expiration Date: The accreditation for this activity has expired.
Curriculum Name: Contemporary, Challenging, and Controversial Issues in Atrial Fibrillation Management

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Recognize the clinical consequences of AF, and the recent guideline recommended treatment strategies to minimize mortality, morbidity, and stroke risk
  2. Define the challenges and benefits associated with rate or rhythm control strategies in patients with AF and the therapeutic options for each strategy
  3. Discuss how the recent ACC/AHA/HRS and ESC guidelines for AF management can be used to develop individualized care plans to optimize patient outcomes


    John M. Miller, MD
    Professor of Medicine
    Indiana University School of Medicine
    Director, Clinical Electrophysiology
    Krannert Institute of Cardiology
    Indianapolis, IN
    William M. Miles, MD
    Professor of Medicine
    Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Section
    Director, Advanced Fellowship in Clinical Electrophysiology
    University of Florida
    Gainesville, FL
    Physician Continuing Education
    The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    Credit Designation
    The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
    The University of Florida College of Medicine Continuing Medical Education has a policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its individually sponsored or jointly sponsored educational programs. All individuals involved in any program sponsored by the University of Florida College of Medicine are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the continuing education program. This pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic. The intent of this policy is not to prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation. All conflicts are resolved prior to the activity. It is merely intended that any potential conflict should be identified openly so that the listeners may form their own judgments about the presentation with the full disclosure of facts. It remains for the audience to determine whether the speaker's outside interests may reflect a possible bias in either the exposition or the conclusions presented.

    Faculty Disclosure Information
    Dr. Miles: Consultant: DSMB, Medtronic, Inc.
    Dr. Miller: Grant/Research Support: Biosense Webster, Inc., BIOTRONIK, Boston Scientific Corporation, Medtronic, Inc., St. Jude Medical, Inc.; Consultant: Medtronic, Inc., Stereotaxis, Inc., Topera, Inc.
    CME Contact
    For any questions regarding this CME activity, please contact the Office of Continuing Medical Education at 352-733-0064.

    Method of Participation and Request for Credit
    There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period of time between June 4, 2012 through June 3, 2013, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.
    Estimated Time to Complete
    45 minutes
    Course Viewing Requirements
    PC: Internet Explorer (v6 or greater) or Firefox
    MAC: Safari or Firefox

    This independent educational activity is supported by a grant from Sanofi US.

    Co-sponsored by the University of Florida College of Medicine and the Heart Rhythm Society.