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.

CME Webcast Teaches on Concussion

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches on Concussion. Concussions are still very common in sports or from falls or during motor vehicle accidents. And we know a lot more about the evaluation and the consequences of concussions. On this MedNet21 webcast, we’re going to be updating you on the assessment of concussion and recovery after sports concussions. Joining our moderator in the studio is the Director of the Division of Sports Medicine and Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Dr. James Borchers. And also, Assistant Professor of Neurology and concussion specialist, Dr. Kevin Weber.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: REVIEW concussion evaluation and treatment; DISCUSS return to play guidelines for an athlete with a head injury; UNDERSTAND how to treat symptoms after concussion; EDUCATE on the evidence for therapies for post-traumatic headache.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Loss of consciousness and concussion
  • Duration of symptoms after concussion
  • Concussion evaluation myths
  • Making return to play after concussion objective
  • When to refer a patient to a post-concussion specialist
  • Post-concussion headache and implications for return to play
  • When can you stop medications?
  • Concussion prevention
  • Concussion in older persons and after non-sports injuries

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.