CME: 5 Key Takeaways on Managing Afib in the Post-CABANA Era

5 Key Takeaways on Managing Afib in the Post-CABANA Era

5 Key Takeaways on Managing Afib in the Post-CABANA Era

Need a refresher on the medical management of atrial fibrillation in the post-CABANA era and the available anti-arrhythmic drugs? This will help.

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Time to complete: 15 Minutes


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  • Overview

    This audio-over-slides activity was recorded at a live meeting in Short Hills, NJ on October 17, 2019, titled Heart-to-Heart Clinical Intensive: Considerations for Rhythm Control Post CABANA. The meeting included renown electrophysiologists Drs. Suneet Mittal (Valley Health System), Jagmeet P. Singh (Massachusetts General Hospital), John M. Miller (Krannert Institute of Cardiology), and Andrew E. Epstein (University of Pennsylvania). In this activity, Dr. Epstein focuses on the use of antiarrhythmic drug therapy for patients with atrial fibrillation in the post-CABANA era. Slides by the other faculty are provided in the Resources section.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. GLC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Andrew E. Epstein, MD, FAHA, FACC, FHRS
    Professor of Medicine
    Electrophysiology Section, Cardiovascular Division
    University of Pennsylvania
    Chief, Cardiology Section
    Philadelphia VA Medical Center
    Philadelphia, PA

    Financial Disclosure:
    No Relationship reported

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:
    Ben Caref, PhD has nothing to disclose.

  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Recognize the clinical consequences of AF including the impact of AF on hospitalizations, the implications for health care resources, and the importance of using therapies that specifically impact this outcome
    • Define the challenges associated with achieving sinus rhythm in patients with AF and the rationale for making sinus rhythm an important achievable goal in specific patient subgroups
    • Define the challenges and benefits associated with rate or rhythm control strategies in patients with AF and the therapeutic options for each strategy
    • Understand the role of catheter ablation and drug therapy for the management of AF as it relates to a variety of personalized issues, such as AF type, symptoms, age, co-morbid conditions, and patient preference
    • Employ an evidence-based approach for reducing thromoboembolic risk in patients with AF.
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of internists, primary care physicians, and allied health professionals who treat cardiovascular disease.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) and Medtelligence. GLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Global Learning Collaborative designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Provider(s)/Educational Partner(s)

    Dedicated to the creation and execution of the highest quality, evidence-based continuing medical education (CME) initiatives, we utilize multiple learning opportunities for the primary goal of improving healthcare delivered to patients through sharing of research, knowledge, and clinical practice skills.

  • Commercial Support

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

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of GLC and Medtelligence. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of Medtelligence you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

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