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Watchman™ Device for Stroke Prevention in Select Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: New Devices for Rhythm Management

Dr. Sandeep Jain discusses stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Improve management of anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation based on current guidelines. 
  • Improve recognition of non-pharmacologic options for atrial fibrillation management.

Reading Resources:

  1. Risk of Stroke and Death in Atrial Fibrillation by Type of Anticoagulation: A Propensity-Matched Analysis. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2015 Nov;38(11):1310-6. doi: 10.1111/pace.12695. Epub 2015 Aug 7.
  2. Patient outcomes according to adherence to treatment guidelines for rhythm control of atrial fibrillation.J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 Apr 6;4(4). pii: e001793. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.115.001793.
  3. Comparative effectiveness of antiarrhythmic drugs for rhythm control of atrial fibrillation.J Cardiol. 2016 May;67(5):471-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2015.07.001. Epub 2015 Jul 29.

Disclosures:

Dr. Jain has financial interests with the following proprietary entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Grant/Research Report: Medtronic
  • Clinical Research Trial PI: Medtronic, Boston Scientific, St. Jude

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, 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 to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.edu and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 11/1/2016 | Last Modified On: 11/1/2016 | Expires: 11/1/2017

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Presenter

Sandeep K. Jain, MD

Sandeep K. Jain, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
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