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.

Syncope On-line Enduring Material Teaches Primary Care Physicians

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Syncope On-line Enduring Material Teaches Primary Care Physicians. If you are a physician, you don’t have to be an emergency medicine doctor or a cardiologist to encounter syncope. On our webcast to tell us about the common causes of syncope and how to approach it diagnostically is hospitalist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Vijay Duggirala.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: CREATE a high yield framework for clinicians to diagnose syncope; and IDENTIFY reasons for hospitalization and invasive testing in patients with syncope.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of syncope
  • Evaluation of the patient with syncope
  • Physical exam of the patient with syncope
  • What to look for on the EKG
  • Who needs an EEG
  • Admission versus observation status
  • What to tell patients to do when they have vasovagal prodromes
  • What to do if you witness syncope outside of the hospital
  • Medications causing syncope
  • Driving restrictions after syncope

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.

Learn About Office EKG Interpretation on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Office EKG Interpretation on CME Webcast. The EKG allows us to hear the voice of the heart. It can tell us when the heart is out of normal rhythm and when the heart is stressed by a myocardial infarction. It can also give us warning about heart problems before they occur. On this CME webcast, we’re going to cover some of the common EKG patterns that you are likely to encounter in patients you see in your office. Let me welcome my guest, cardiologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Jason Evanchan.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: RECOGNIZE electrocardiograms that correlate with an increased risk for major adverse cardiovascular events; and IDENTIFY arrhythmias on electrocardiogram that may be amenable to radiofrequency ablation.

You’ll also learn about the following:

Whether you can trust the computer interpretation

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.