Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation
In this presentation, Madhurmeet Singh, DO, looks to improve the awareness of rate vs. rhythm control treatment options for management of atrial fibrillation and expand the knowledge of radiofrequency vs. cryo ablation.
This course is intended for primary care physicians, hospitalists, general medicine internists, family practitioners, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other allied health professionals.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify awareness of rate vs. rhythm control treatment options for management of atrial fibrillation
- Identify awareness of the risks and benefits associated with ablation to treat atrial fibrillation
- Explain radiofrequency vs. cryo ablation.
Suggested Additional Reading:
- Nunes-Ferreira A, Alves M, da Silva GL, Cortez-Dias N, de Sousa J, Pinto FJ, Caldeira D. Anticoagulation after typical atrial flutter ablation: systematic review and meta-analysis. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2021 Aug 18. doi: 10.1111/pace.14342. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34409630.
- Samuel M, Khairy P, Champagne J, Deyell MW, Macle L, Leong-Sit P, Novak P, Badra-Verdu M, Sapp J, Tardif JC, Andrade JG. Association of Atrial Fibrillation Burden With Health-Related Quality of Life After Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: Substudy of the Cryoballoon vs Contact-Force Atrial Fibrillation Ablation (CIRCA-DOSE) Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Cardiol. 2021 Aug 18. doi: 10.1001/jamacardio.2021.3063. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34406350.
- Vandenberk B, Lauwers L, Robyns T, Garweg C, Willems R, Ector J, Haemers P. Quality of life outcomes in cryoablation of atrial fibrillation - A literature review. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2021 Aug 18. doi: 10.1111/pace.14341. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34406664.
Planning Committee Members:
- Michael Fallert, MD, FACC - Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
- Katie Scollon, PAC - Lead Cardiovascular Physician Assistant at UPMC Health Plan
- Lisa Henry, DNP - Clinical Project Director, UPMC Center for Aortic Valve Disease
MADHURMEET SINGH, DO - Cardiac Electrophysiology, UPMC
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No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
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The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.75 contact hours.
Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Other Health Care Professionals
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- 0.75 AAPA Category I CME
- 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 0.75 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 0.75 Attendance
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