AHA Webinar: Evaluation of Patients with Cryptogenic Stroke
This is the first in a series of three webinars that will discuss approaches in diagnosing the underlying cause of cryptogenic stroke, the prevalence of atrial fibrillation after cryptogenic stroke, its role in recurrent stroke; and review current recommendations and controversies for the management of PFO (patent foramen ovale) after cryptogenic stroke or TIA.
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AHA Webinar: Evaluation of Patients with Cryptogenic Stroke

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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
 

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants -
Cardiologists, Neurologists, Hospitalists, Family Practice, and Internal Medicine                          

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners -
Cardiologists, Neurologists, Hospitalists, Family Practice, and Internal Medicine

Other -
Medical Professionals who treat, diagnose ad care for patients at risk for stroke.

Description
Each year approximately one third of ischemic strokes in the United States are classified as cryptogenic. Although many strokes can be traced to cardioembolic, atherosclerotic or lacunar causes, between 10% and 40% are classified as cryptogenic. Because of limited evidence to guide practice, professionals diagnose and treat cryptogenic stroke differently.

This is the first in a series of three webinars that will discuss approaches in diagnosing the underlying cause of cryptogenic stroke, the prevalence of atrial fibrillation after cryptogenic stroke, its role in recurrent stroke; and review current recommendations and controversies for the management of PFO (patent foramen ovale) after cryptogenic stroke or TIA.
 

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

  1. Discuss the most appropriate approach in diagnosing the underlying cause of cryptogenic stroke.
  1. Discuss the prevalence of atrial fibrillation after cryptogenic stroke and its role in recurrent stroke.
  1. Identify current guidelines and controversies for the management of PFO after cryptogenic stroke or TIA.

 

Course Agenda

Time

Presentation Title

Faculty

Corresponding learning Objective (list by number)

3:00 – 3:45pm

Evaluation of Patients with Cryptogenic Stroke

Howard Kirshner

Martha Power

1 - 3

3:45 – 4:00pm

Q&A

 

 


Faculty
Howard S. Kirshner, MD
Professor of Neurology and Vice-Chairman
Vanderbilt Department of Neurology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN 

Martha Power APRN, SCRN, FAHA
Stroke Coordinator
West Virginia University Medicine
Morgantown, West Virginia

 

Accreditation Statements:
In support of improving patient care, the American Heart Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.”

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

AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.00 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME. **AMA Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. Credit will no longer be available to claim after July 25, 2018

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.00 contact hours. **ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim after July 25, 2018

 

Disclosures
All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided 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.
 

Medium
This activity is a live or a virtual link activity depending on the location.

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

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Copyright Information
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Commercial Support
This activity is supported by independent medical educational grants from Medtronic.

 

Type:  Internet Live Course
FREE
Activity Price
273 Registered Users
Live Meeting Information
Start: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:00 PM
End:
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Location: Webcast
Webcast
Dallas, TX
US

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