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(Fellows in Training) Core Concepts in EP 2024 Self-Assessment Exam
Description
A total of 100 American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) style questions contributed by over 40 experts in the field, provides a comprehensive review and self-assessment of knowledge in the field of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.  Up to 10 CMEcredits/MOC points can be earned.


Features

  • Assess your knowledge with 100 questions that assess your knowledge of the essential EP curriculum
  • Compare your score with those of your peers
  • Identify areas of strength and weakness with scores broken out by content area
  • Review your answers and get feedback and references for further study
  • Complete questions at your own pace — no time limit
  • Skip questions and return to them later; review all answers before submitting for a score
  • Log in and out of the system as needed — your previous work will be saved
  • Opt to collect CME/MOC by scoring 80% or better 
Learning Objectives
  • Describe the current guidelines related to evaluation and management of patients with cardiac rhythm disturbances
  • Describe the role of electrophysiologic testing in managing patients with bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias
  • Identify the advantages and limitations of diagnostic electrophysiologic methods
  • Identify the role of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies for the treatment of arrhythmias
  • Recognize the basic electrophysiology and genetics of inherited conditions associated with cardiac arrhythmias
  • Recognize clinical, electrocardiographic, and electrophysiologic characteristics of specific cardiac arrhythmia syndromes
  • Interpret complex electrophysiologic and electrocardiographic tracings
  • Interpret stored electrograms from pacemakers and ICDs
  • Describe potential complications of electrophysiologic procedures, how to avoid them when possible and remedy them when they occur
  • Understand different methods of safely accessing left atrium with transseptal techniques, and pericardial space for electrophysiologic procedures
  • Understand the role, utility and limitations of imaging (fluoroscopy, intracardiac echocardiography, electroanatomic mapping) in electrophysiologic procedures
Target Audience
EP Fellows
Cardiologists
MDs taking the ABIM CCEP Board Certification Exam

Faculty List
Amin Al-Ahmad, MD, FHRS, CCDS
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
Austin, TX
Arnold J. Greenspon, MD
Thomas Jefferson Univ Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Jonathan Piccini MD, MHS, FHRS
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC
Jesus Almendral, MD
HOSPITAL GENERAL ALICANTE
Alicante
Spain
Frederick Han MD, FHRS
University of Utah Health Sciences Center
Salt Lake City, UT
John Sapp MD, FHRS
Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre
Halifax NS 
Canada
Rishi Arora, MD
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL
Haran Burri, MD
University Hospital of Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland
Dipen Shah, MD
Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve
Geneva
Switzerland
Nitish Badhwar, MBBS, FHRS, CCDS
University of California - San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Kevin Heist, MD, PhD, FHRS
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Stephen Shorofsky, MD, PhD, FHRS
University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD
Adrian Baranchuk, MD
Kingston General Hospital
Kingston ON 
Canada
Reginald Ho, MD, FHRS
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Peter Spector ,MD
University of Vermont Medical Center
Burlington, VT
Peng-Sheng Chen, MD, FHRS
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN
Henry Hsia, MD
University of California - San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Bruce S. Stambler, MD, FHRS
Piedmont Heart Institute
Atlanta, GA
Jim Cheung, MD, FHRS
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY
Jonathan Kalman, MD
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Melbourne
Australia
Albert Sun, MD
Duke Univeristy Medical Center
Durham, NC
Aman Chugh, MD, FHRS
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, M
Suraj Kapa, MD, FHRS
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Charles Swerdlow ,MD, FHRS, CCDS
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
James Daubert, MD, FHRS
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC
Karoly Kaszala, MD, FHRS
Richmond VA Medical Center
Richmond, VA
George Veenhuyzen, MD
Libin Cardiovascular Institute Of Alberta
Calgary Alberta 
Canada
Sanjay Dixit, MD, FHRS
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Andrew Krahn, MD, FHRS
University of British Columbia
Vancouver BC 
Canada
Atul Verma, MD, FHRS
Southlake Regional Health Centre
Newmarket ON 
Canada
Harish Doppalapudi, MD, FHRS
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Robert Lemery, MD, FHRS, CCDS
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Ottawa ON 
Canada
Pugazhendhi Vijayaraman, MD, FHRS
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Srinivas Dukkipati, MD, FHRS
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY
Bruce D. Lindsay, MD, FHRS, CCDS
Cleveland Clinic, Dept of Cardiovascular Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio
Paul J. Wang, MD, FHRS
Stanford Univ School of Medicine
Stanford, CA
Christopher Ellis, MD, FHRS
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN
Michael S. Lloyd, MD, FHRS
Emory Univ Hospital, Dept of Cardiac Electrophysiology
Atlanta, GA
Jeffrey R. Winterfield, MD, FHRS
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC
David Frankel MD, FHRS
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Joseph Marine, MD, FHRS
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
 
Roger Freedman, MD, FHRS
Univ of Utah Health Sciences Center
Salt Lake City, UT
Suneet Mittal, MD, FHRS
The Valley Health System of New York and New Jersey
New York, NY
 
Martin Green, MD
Univ of Ottawa Heart Institute
Ottawa Ontario 
Canada
Ratika Parkash, MD, MS, FHRS
Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre
Halifax NS 
Canada
ACE Statements

Accreditation Statement
The Heart Rhythm Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians AMA Designation Statement
The Heart Rhythm Society designates this internet enduring activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Statement 

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 10 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada MOC Recognition Statement
Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

Other Credit Available
A Credit Certificate (for physicians) or Certificate of Participation (for non-physicians) will be provided to individuals seeking credit from the following organizations which accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Note that participants are advised to contact their certifying body for specific information regarding credit submissions:
·         American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) for elective credit
·         American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB)
·         American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
·         American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
·         American Osteopathic Association (AOA) for Category 2 credit
·         Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (Canada)
·         European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC)
·         European CME Credits (ECMEC)
·         German Chambers of Physicians
·         National Society of Genetic Counselors
·         Oman Medical Specialty Board
·         Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners
·         Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

Disclosure Policy

ACE Disclosure Policy

The Heart Rhythm Society is committed to the provision of Accredited Continuing Education (formerly known as Continuing Medical Education (CME)) that is balanced, objective, and evidence based. HRS adheres to the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) which require that those individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity (including, but not limited to, planners, faculty, authors, committee members, content reviewers, editors, and staff) disclose all financial relationships with an ACCME-defined ineligible company* within the 24 months prior to the disclosure.

 

Any individual who refuses to disclose financial relationships is disqualified from participating in HRS ACE-certified activities. Owners and employees of ACCME-defined ineligible companies may have no role in the planning or implementation of ACE activities without a special written exemption from the HRS Chief Learning Officer that will be granted only in specific circumstances that meet ACCME requirements.

ACCME Definitions:

 *Relevant financial relationships are financial relationships in any amount, which occurred in the twelve-month period preceding the time that the individual was asked to assume a role controlling content of the CME activity, and which relate to the content of the educational activity, causing a conflict of interest. The ACCME considers financial relationships to create conflicts of interest in CME when individuals have both a financial relationship with a commercial interest and the opportunity to affect the content of CME about the products or services of that commercial interest.

 **A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests - unless the provider of clinical service is owned, or controlled by, an ACCME-defined commercial interest.

Faculty Disclosures

  • Amin Al-Ahmad, MD, FHRS, CCDS - Compensation for Services: Biosense Webster, Inc., Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Abbott, Mediasphere Medical, Medtelligence
  • Jesus Almendral, MD - 
  • Rishi Arora, MD - Ownership/Partnership/Principal: Rhythm Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Nitish Badwar, MBBS, FHRS, CCDS - Compensation for Services: Abbott, Biosense Webster, Inc.
  • Adrian Baranchuk, MD - Compensation for Services: Abbott, Bristol-Myers Squibb. Research Grants: Abbott, Medtronic, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals
  • Haran Burri, MD - Compensation for Services: Abbott, Medtronic, Biotronik. Speaker's Bureau: Boston Scientific.
  • Peng-Sheng Chen, MD, FHRS - Nothing Relevant to Disclose.

  • Jim Cheung, MD, FHRS - Compensation for Services: Biotronik, Boston Scientific, Abbott. Fellowship Support: Abbott, Boston Scientific, Biotronik, Biosense Webster, Inc., Medtronic.

  • Aman Chugh, MD, FHRS - Nothing Relevant to Disclose.
  • James Daubert, MD, FHRS - Compensation for Services: Abbott, Boston Scientific, Zoll Medical Corporation, Medtronic, VytronUS, Inc., LivaNova, Farapulse, Biotronik, Philips, Biosense Webster, Inc. Research Grants: Abbott, Boston Scientiic, Biosense Webster, Inc., Medtronic. Fellowship Support: Boston Scientific, Biosense Webster, Inc., Medtronic.
  • Sanjay Dixit, MD, FHRS - Compensation for Services: Biotronik, Medtronic, Biosense Webster, Inc.
  • Harish Doppalapudi, MD, FHRS - 
  • Srinivas Dukkipati, MD, FHRS - Research Grants, Biosense Webster, Inc.
  • Christopher Ellis, MD, FHRS - Compensation for Services: Boston Scientific, Abbott. Research Grants: Boehringer Ingelheim, Medtronic.
  • David Frankel, MD, FHRS - Compensation for Services: Medtronic, Biosense Webster, Inc., Stryker.
  • Roger Freedman, MD, FHRS - Compensation for Services: Abbott, Cook Medical, Inc., Merit Medical Systems. 
  • Martin Green, MD - Nothing Relevant to Disclose.
  • Arnold J. Greenspon, MD - Compensation for Services: Boston Scientific, Medtronic. Research Grants: Medtronic.
  • Frederick Han, MD, FHRS - Research Grants: Abbott.
  • Kevin Heist, MD, PhD, FHRS - Compensation for Services: Boston Scientific, Biotronik, Abbott, Pfizer, Inc., Wolters Kluver.
  • Reginald Ho, MD, FHRS - Compensation for Services: Abbott.
  • Henry Hsia, MD - Compensation for Services: Medtronic, Biosense Webster, Inc., Farapulse, VytronUS, Inc.
  • Jonathan Kalman, MD - Compensation for Services: Biosense Webster, Inc. Research Grants: Medtronic. Fellowship Support: Medtronic, Biosense Webster, Inc., Abbott.
  • Suraj Kapa, MD, FHRS - Compensation for Services: Myant Canada, Philips, Biosig Technologies. Speaker's Bureau: Abbott. Research Grants: Boston Scientific, Aegis Medial, Toray Industries Inc., Abbott.
  • Karoly Kaszala, MD, FHRS - Research Grants: Abbott, Boston Scientific.
  • Andrew Krahn, MD, FHRS - Compensation for Services: Medtronic.
  • Robert Lemery, MD, FHRS, CCDS - Nothing Relevant to Disclose.
  • Bruce D. Lindsay, MD, FHRS, CCDS - 
  • Michael S. Lloyd, MD, FHRS - Compensation for Services: Medtronic, Boston Scientific.
  • Joseph Marine, MD, FHRS - Nothing Relevant to Disclose.
  • Suneet Mittal, MD, FHRS - Compensation for Services: AltaThera Pharmaceuticals, AtriCure, Inc., Baylis Medical Company, Boston Scientific, Impulse Dynamics USA, Medtronic, Philips, Sanofi.
  • Ratika Parkash, MD, MS, FHRS - Compensation for Services: Servier. Research Grants: Abbott, Medtronic, Novartis. 
  • Jonathan Piccini, MD, MHS, FHRS - Compensation for Services: Abbott, ARCA Biopharma Inc., Medtronic, Philips, Sanofi, Biotronik, Allergan, LivaNova, Myokardia. Research Grants: Abbott, Boston Scientific, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Philips.
  • John Sapp, MD, FHRS - Compensation for Services: Medtronic, Biosense Webster, Inc., Abbott. Research Grants: Abbott, Biosense Webster, Inc.
  • Dipen Shah, MD - Compensation for Services: Biosense Webster, Inc., Boston Scientific, Abbott.
  • Stephen Shorofsky, MD, PhD, FHRS - 
  • Peter Spector, MD - 
  • Bruce S. Stambler, MD, FHRS - Compensation for Services: Milestone, Boston Scientific. Research Grants: Biotronik, Milestone.
  • Albert Sun, MD - Compensation for Services: Medtronic, Biosense Webster, Inc., Merit Medical Systems. 
  • Charles Swerdlow, MD, FHRS, CCDS - Compensation for Services: Medtronic, Boston Scientific.
  • George Veenhuyzen, MD - 
  • Atul Verma, MD, FHRS - Compensation for Services: Biosense Webster, Inc., Medtronic, Thermedical. Research Grants: Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Biotronik.
  • Pugazhendi Vijayaraman, MD, FHRS - Compensation for Services: Abbott, Medtronic, Biotronik. Research Grants: Medtronic. Fellowship Support: Medtronic. 
  • Paul J. Wang, MD, FHRS - Nothing Relevant to Disclose. 
  • Jeffrey R. Winterfield, MD, FHRS - 

Planning Committee Disclosures

  • Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD, FHRS - Compensation for Services: Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Kestra, Inc., Hylomorph, Biotronik, MediLynx, Impulse Dynamics USA, Abbott, Biosense Webster, Inc. 
  • Gregory F. Michaud, MD, FHRS - Compensation for Services: Abbott, Mediasphere Medical, Boston Scientific, Biotronik, Medtronic.
  • John M. Miller, MD, FHRS - Compensation for Services: Boston Scientific, Biosense Webster, Inc., Biotronik, BioSig, Medtronic, Abbott, Ablacon, Inc. Fellowship Support: Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Biosense Webster, Inc.
  • Laurel Blaydes - Nothing to disclose
  • Sarah Albright Alfano, MD, MBA, MPH - Nothing to disclose
Content Validation Policy

The Heart Rhythm Society is committed to the provision of Continuing Medical Education (CME) that is balanced, objective, and evidence-based. The Heart Rhythm Society adheres to the Standards for Commercial Support (SCS) of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) which requires that those individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity (including planners, faculty, authors, committee members, content reviewers, editors, and staff) disclose all relevant financial relationships with an ACCME-defined commercial interest within the 12 months prior to the disclosure.

The Heart Rhythm Society takes steps to assure its learners and the public that the content of certified activities is accurate and reliable. The following principles are applied to the process of validating CME content. The content is peer-reviewed to ensure the following:

Fair Balance - that content is balanced among various options available for treatment and not biased toward a particular product or manufacturer.

Patient Treatment Recommendations - that patient treatment recommendations contained in the content are evidence-based, are appropriate for the target audience, and that the patient treatment recommendations contribute to overall improvement in patient care.

Scientific Validity - that scientific studies cited in the activity conform to standards accepted by the scientific community.

Learning Objectives - that the educational content supports the learning objectives of the activity, and that the objectives stated for performance-in-practice are actionable and measurable.

Omissions - that no seminal studies, data, or best evidence are missing

Disclaimer
This Self-Assessment and Exam Prep in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (CCEP) Online Module produced by the Heart Rhythm Society is a tool to help physicians assess their knowledge level in relation to peers and prepare for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) certification and recertification examinations in CCEP. The Society makes no representation or warranty as to the truth, originality, or accuracy of the information presented.

Please note that this Self-Assessment Program and the ABIM Exam differ in functionality and format. Use of this product does not guarantee a level of performance on ABIM CCEP exam.
Contact Information
ACE Certificates will be awarded and available to download and print following the completion of the course and the course evaluation. Should you have any questions regarding your ACE certificate, please contact CME@HRSonline.org.
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