AHA Enduring Webinar: Spotlight Series - Stroke Work-up: The Role of Atrial Fibrillation and Cardiac Rhythm Monitoring
Atrial Fibrillation is a leading cause of cryptogenic stroke but is underdiagnosed and undertreated. Participants will be educated on the prevalence of AF with cryptogenic stroke and identification of cardiac monitoring modalities including opportunities to improve its diagnosis to prevent a stroke recurrence. Learn how you can improve your patient’s outcomes!
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AHA Enduring Webinar: Spotlight Series - Stroke Work-up: The Role of Atrial Fibrillation and Cardiac Rhythm Monitoring

 

Participation and Successful Completion
Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following:

  1. Register and view the course online.
  2. View the content in its entirety.
  3. Complete a post-test with a minimum score of 80%.
  4. Complete a survey of your learning experience.
  5. Claim your CME/CE Certificate.

The link to the CME/CE “Lifelong Learning Center” website is learn.heart.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

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 and care for patients at risk for stroke.

 

Description
Atrial Fibrillation is a leading cause of cryptogenic stroke but is underdiagnosed and undertreated. Participants will be educated on the prevalence of AF with cryptogenic stroke and identification of cardiac monitoring modalities including opportunities to improve its diagnosis to prevent a stroke recurrence. Learn how you can improve your patient’s outcomes!

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

  1. Discuss the prevalence of atrial fibrillation after cryptogenic stroke and its role in recurrent stroke.

  1. Identify cardiac monitoring modalities for patients with cryptogenic stroke.

 

Course Agenda

Time

Presentation Title

Faculty

Corresponding learning Objective (list by number)

60 minutes

Stroke Work-up: The Role of Atrial Fibrillation and Cardiac Rhythm Monitoring

Nazem Akoum

1, 2

 

Faculty
Nazem Akoum, MD, MS, FAHA, FACC, FHRS
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Accreditation Statements:
ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE:  10/18/2017

TERMINATION DATE:  10/18/2020

LAST REVIEW DATE: September 2017

JOINT ACCREDITATION TERM: 10/18/2017 10/18/2020

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.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.00 contact hours. 

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.

Faculty Member

Employment

Research Grant

Consultant/
Advisory Board

Stock Shareholder (directly purchased)

Honoraria

Other

Speaker’s Bureau

Howard  Kirshner

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

GORE stent trial

GORE stent trial

None

None

None

Martha Power

West Virginia University Medicine

Shine trial, Point trial

Elsevier Inc

None

None

None

Larry  Goldstein

University of Kentucky

None

None

None

None

None

Lawrence Wechsler

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

None

Biogen Idec San Bio Athersys

Silk Road Med Remedy Pharm Forest Devices

None

None

Kai Cheang

Scientific Value

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.

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.

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality:
Please see the privacy link at the bottom of the Lifelong Learning Center.

Copyright Information
Please see the link at the bottom of the Lifelong Learning Center.

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

Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
FREE
Activity Price
143 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