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.

Latest Webcast Educates Physicians on Mitral Regurgitation Transcatheter Repair

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Latest Webcast Educates Physicians on Mitral Regurgitation Transcatheter Repair. On this CME webcast, we have a great program for you. First, to tell us about the new procedure of repairing mitral regurgitation using cardiac catheterization techniques is interventional cardiologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University, Dr. Dean Boudoulas. And then to give us insight on differences in outcomes between transcatheter repair versus surgical replacement, Professor and Director of the Division of Cardiac Surgery at Ohio State, Dr. Juan Crestanello.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: LEARN etiologies of mitral regurgitation; LEARN management of mitral regurgitation using transcatheter mitral valve repair/ mitraclip device; DESCRIBE the benefits of mitral valve repair over replacement; and DESCRIBE the natural history of mitral regurgitation.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Catheter-based techniques to repair mitral regurgitation
  • Patient selection for transcatheter mitral valve repair
  • The future of transcatheter mitral valve repair
  • Minimally invasive techniques for mitral stenosis
  • Timing of either repair or replacement in mitral regurgitation
  • Medical management of mitral regurgitation
  • The effect of atrial fibrillation in clinical decision making

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.