Guidelines into Practice: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
This activity is designed to enhance your awareness, knowledge and applicability of newly released guidelines as applied to your interactions with cardiovascular disease and stroke patients. The format includes an online CME/CE program with enduring materials that will be developed based upon highlights of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy guidelines, case studies to illustrate patient applicability and resource materials.
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Guidelines into Practice:  Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Participation and Successful Completion

Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following: (1) Register and view the course online. (2) Complete the evaluation survey (3) Print your CME/CE Certificate from your own printer.  The link to the CME/CE “Lifelong Learning” website can also be found on www.my.americanheart.org.

 

Hardware/Software Requirements

Internet Explorer 7 or greater
Firefox (Latest Version)
Google Chrome
Windows 7 or above
Safari (Latest Version)
Adobe Acrobat Reader 
Internet Explorer is not supported on the Macintosh.
Mac OS 10.4

 

Fee

$10 for non-members

Free for all American Heart Association members

 

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Target Audience

Physicians –
Healthcare professionals working in all facets of cardiovascular care

Nurses –
Nurse Practitioners

Others –
Physician's Assistants, Quality Improvement Specialists, Support Staff, Radiology, Administration

 

Description

The American Heart Association is launching a new educational series entitled, Guidelines into Practice, designed to enhance participants' awareness, knowledge and applicability of newly released guidelines as applied to their interactions with cardiovascular disease and stroke patients.  The format includes an online CME/CE program with enduring materials that will be developed based upon highlights of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy guidelines, case studies to illustrate patient applicability and resource materials.  Continuing education credit will be available for physicians and nurses.

 

Learning Objectives 

At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Discuss important indicators for considering a diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
  2. List common misdiagnoses for HCM and describe how practitioners can avoid errors.
  3. Identify those individuals who are most in need of genetic testing for HCM.
  4. Use a treatment algorithm to choose the most appropriate strategies for diagnosing and treating HCM.
  5. Identify the most appropriate HCM patients for ICDs, alcohol septal ablation or septal myectomy.
  6. Apply the recommendations from the new AHA/ACCF guidelines to a simulated scenario and to their practice, improving the quality of care that patients with HCM receive.

 

Course Agenda

Time

Presentation Title

Total time for entire course is 60 minutes

 

Welcome/Opener:  How HCM can be Better Treated to Save More Lives - Keith Andrews, Professional Host

     

Why Invest Time in HCM Education? - Clyde Yancy, MD

 

Corresponding learning objective - 4

 

Investigating Symptoms & Avoiding Misdiagnoses; Interpreting Finding for Accurate Diagnosis - Robert Bonow, MD

 

Corresponding learning objective - 1

 

Identifying Conditions That Mimic HCM - Robert Bonow, MD

 

Corresponding learning objective - 1

 

Considering Genetic Testing - Robert Bonow, MD

 

Corresponding learning objective - 2

 

Choosing Best Treatment for Those Diagnosed with HCM - Robert Bonow, MD

 

Corresponding learning objective - 2

 

Considering Key Surgical Procedures - Jane Kao, MD

 

Corresponding learning objective - 3

 

Working With Your Patients - Clyde Yancy, MD

 

Practical Walk-Through Example - Jane Kao, MD

 

Corresponding learning objective - 4

 

Closing Narration & Resources - Keith Andrews, Professional Host

 

Faculty

Robert O. Bonow, MD, FAHA, MACC  
Goldberg Distinguished Professor of Cardiology
Director
Center for Cardiovascular Innovation
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

 

Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, FACC, FAHA, MACP
Magerstadt Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

 

Jane M. Kao, MD, FAHA, FACC, FAAP 
Director
Pediatric Echocardiography at Medical City
Dallas Pediapex Heart Center For Children
Dallas, TX

 

Keith Andrews              
Professional Host
The Campbell Agency
Dallas, TX


Accreditation Terms

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE:  May 2, 2012

TERMINATION DATE:  April 30, 2018

LAST REVIEW DATE: May 2015

CERTIFICATION TERMS:

  • ACCME/AMA (Physicians) – May 1, 2015 – April 30, 2018
  • ANCC (Nurses) – May 1, 2015 – April 30, 2018
                                     

 

Accreditation Statements 

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation - Physicians

The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Heart Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities sponsored by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity.  In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations.  Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

 

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation – Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

 

ANCC Statements

Continuing Education Accreditation - Nurses

American Heart Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.00 contact hour.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the American Heart Association or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

 

STEPS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION:

To successfully complete this activity, learners must fully participate.  Learners must also complete a posttest with a score of 70% or higher.  In addition, learners must provide feedback that will be used for evaluative and outcomes measurement purposes.  Learners will be required to provide evaluative feedback before CME/CE credit can be claimed.

 

RECOMMENDED FURTHER READING:

Gersh BJ, Maron BJ, Bonow RO, et al. 2011 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. Circulation. 2011.

 

Maron BJ, McKenna WJ, Danielson GK, et al. American College of Cardiology/European Society of Cardiology clinical expert consensus document on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. A report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Task Force on Clinical Expert Consensus Documents and the European Society of Cardiology Committee for Practice Guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2003;42(9):1687-1713.

 

Stroumpoulis KI, Pantazopoulos IN, Xanthos TT. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and sudden cardiac death. World journal of cardiology. 2010;2(9):289-298.

 

Maron BJ. Risk stratification and role of implantable defibrillators for prevention of sudden death in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society. 2010;74(11):2271-2282.

Landstrom AP, Ackerman MJ. Mutation type is not clinically useful in predicting prognosis in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Circulation. 2010;122(23):2441-2449; discussion 2450.

 

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity

60 minutes

 

Disclosures

Faculty Member

Employment

Research Grant

Consultant/
Advisory Board

Stock Shareholder (directly purchased)

Honoraria

Other

Robert O. Bonow, MD, FAHA, MACC

Northwestern University

None

None

None

None

None

Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, FACC, FAHA, MACP

Northwestern University

None

None

None

None

None

Jane M. Kao, MD, FAHA, FACC, FAAP

Dallas Pediapex Heart Center For Children

None

None

None

None

None

Keith Andrews

The Campbell Agency

None

None

None

None

None

This table represents the relationships of this educational activity’s faculty members that may be perceived as actual or reasonable perceived conflicts of interest as reported on the Disclosure Questionnaire which all AHA volunteers are required to complete and submit. The focus is on relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content.

Unlabeled/Unapproved Uses of Drugs or Devices

There was no discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices in this activity.

 

Medium

This activity is an internet webcast/webinar.

 

Contact Information

To contact the American Heart Association for any questions, please call our customer support center at 888-242-2453.

 

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality

Please see the privacy link at the bottom of the Professional Education Center.

 

Copyright Information
Please see the link at the bottom of the Professional Education Center.

 

Commercial Support

This activity is not commercially supported.

Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
FREE
AHA Members Price
$10.00
Non-members Price
108 Registered Users
Credits
1 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

0 Credits> American Heart Association> AHA

1 Contact Hours> American Nurses Credentialing Center> ANCC

1 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> Attendance Credit