To Ablate Or Not To Ablate: Current Management of Atrial Fibrillation

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses To Ablate Or Not To Ablate Current Management of Atrial Fibrillation. In 1998, Dr. Michel Hice-uh-gaire, a cardiologist in Bordeaux, France, determined that the electrical triggers for atrial fibrillation were most commonly located in the pulmonary veins and that he could cure atrial fibrillation by ablating these triggers with a catheter. In the 2 decades since, ablation has a key element in the cardiologist’s toolbox to treat atrial fibrillation. But which patients are best served by medical treatment and which ones are best treated with catheter ablation? On this CME webcast, we’re going to explore this question. Joining our moderator is cardiac electrophysiologist and Professor of Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University, Dr. John Hummel.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: Understand the risks of atrial fibrillation; and Understand when to initiate a strategy to maintain sinus rhythm.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Clinical implications of atrial fibrillation
  • Patient selection for atrial ablation
  • The ablation procedure
  • Return to work and exercise
  • Medication management after atrial ablation
  • Maze procedure
  • Management of recurrent atrial fibrillation after an ablation procedure
  • Apple Watch EKG app

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Sports Shoulder and Elbow Injuries

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Sports Shoulder and Elbow Injuries. Prior to his surgery, Tommy John had won 124 major league games. After surgery, he went on to win 164 more, had 3 all-star appearances, and 2 second place finishes for the Cy Young award. He retired in 1989 at age 46. For the last two years of his career, he was the oldest player in the major leagues. The surgery has become legendary and by 2014, fully one third of all major league pitchers had undergone the Tommy John procedure. A professional baseball pitcher may be the extreme, but anyone who uses their arms for sports, recreation, or work can put their elbows and shoulders at risk of damage. And these joints are incredibly complex. So when things go wrong, you need someone who really knows what they are doing to evaluate and treat it. On this CME webcast, we have just that person to tell us about sports-related elbow and shoulder injuries. Dr. Jonathan Barlow is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedics.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: HELP providers have a framework for making accurate shoulder and elbow diagnoses; and UPDATE providers on current trends and literature that guides management of shoulder and elbow pathology.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Demographics of shoulder and elbow injuries
  • Is the Tommy John procedure an improvement over nature?
  • Tennis elbow
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Stingers/burners
  • Shoulder dislocations

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.