Contemporary Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Rate vs. Rhythm Control
In this CME, Sandeep K. Jain, MD, discusses contemporary management of Atrial Fibrillation: Rate vs. Rhythm Control.
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:
- Recognize the prevalence of atrial fibrillation
- Explain how atrial fibrillation effects quality of life, stroke risk, and mortality
- Recognize risk factors for atrial fibrillation
Suggested Additional Reading:
- Jain SK, Novak PG, Sangrigoli R, Champagne J, Dubuc M, Adler SW, Svinarich JT, Essebag V, Martien M, Anderson C, John RM, Mansour M, Knight BP. Sustained quality-of-life improvement post-cryoballoon ablation in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: Results from the STOP-AF Post-Approval Study. Heart Rhythm. 2020 Mar;17(3):485-491. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2019.10.014. Epub 2019 Oct 10. PMID: 31606461.
- Mulukutla S, Althouse AD, Jain SK, Saba S. Increased left atrial size is associated with higher atrial fibrillation recurrence in patients treated with antiarrhythmic medications. Clin Cardiol. 2018 Jun;41(6):825-829. doi: 10.1002/clc.22964. Epub 2018 Jun 7. PMID: 29672879; PMCID: PMC6490118.
- Hussain A, Jain SK, Wang NC. Improved Outcomes With Cardiology Care in Newly Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation: Is Tachycardia-Induced Cardiomyopathy Underestimated? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Nov 28;70(21):2730. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.07.802. PMID: 29169484.
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
SANDEEP K. JAIN, MD - Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity have disclosed all financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
All of the relevant financial relationships for the individuals listed below have been mitigated. Dr. Jain has financial interests with the following entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:
- Grant/Research Support: Medtronic, Boston Scientific, St. Jude
No other 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.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
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)
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Other Health Care Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
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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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