CME Reviews: Volume 30, No. 3
Release date: June 16, 2014
Expiration date: June 16, 2015
Media used: Internet-based
Estimated time to complete this CME activity: 1 hour
Statement of Need
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States. It is estimated that 83 million American adults have 1 or more forms of CVD. New agents, procedures, and interventions have improved patient outcomes with decreased mortality and morbidity rates. However, as the population ages and as younger adults are developing comorbidities due to unhealthy lifestyles, the patient population at risk for cardiovascular events is increasing.
Care for patients with CVD has become increasingly complex, and community-based cardiologists often struggle to stay up-to-date with the volume of new data. The overall goals of this publication are to provide timely and pertinent original research articles that review current guidelines, practices, and new developments in the field of cardiovascular medicine. The publication also emphasizes preventing CVD by modifying risk factors through such strategies as healthy eating, regular exercise, and avoidance of smoking.
The target audience for this activity is cardiologists.
CME Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
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Off-Label Disclosure and Disclaimer
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Sources of Funding
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Instructions for Receiving Credit
In order to receive a CME certificate for this activity, participants must
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Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Debabrata Mukherjee, MD, MS, FACC
Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine
Clinical and Research Fellow
Vice Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
El Paso, TX
Aparna M. Bhagavat, MD, FACC
San Mateo Multispecialty Physicians Group
San Mateo County Hospital
San Mateo, CA
Pareena Bilkoo, MD, FACC
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
East Georgia Regional Medical Center
Leslie A. Campbell, MD
Director, Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant
Barry S. Levin, M.D. Department of Transplantation
California Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco, CA
Nezar Falluji, MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI
Executive Director, Kentucky One Health
Cardiovascular Service Line
Co-director, Transcatheter Valve Program
Saint Joseph Heart and Vascular Institute
Diana Fancher, DNP, MBA, RN
Chief Nursing Officer
University Medical Center of El Paso
El Paso, TX
Icilma Fergus, MD, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardiovascular Disparities
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY
Harold L. Lazar, MD
Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Boston University School of Medicine
The following individuals have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose:
Authors: Aparna M. Bhagavat, MD, FACC; Pareena Bilkoo, MD, FACC; Leslie A. Campbell, MD; Nezar Falluji, MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI; Diana Fancher, DNP, MBA, RN; Icilma Fergus, MD, FACC; Harold L. Lazar, MD.
Planner, reviewer, and editor-in-chief: Debabrata Mukherjee, MD, MS, FACC
PER planners and staff: Megan O’Connell; Emily Valko
Cardiology Review staff: Bea Riemschneider; Jackie Syrop
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