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HeartRhythm CME October 2019 – Right anterior ganglionated plexus: The primary target of cardioneuroablation?
Description
Journal CME/HeartRhythm Journal
October 2019, Volume 16, Issue 10

Catheter ablation of ganglionated plexus (GP) as cardioneuroablation in the left atrium (LA) has been used to treat vasovagal syncope (VVS). The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of ablation of GPs on heart rate and to observe the acute, short-term, and long-term effects after cardioneuroablation.
Authors
Feng Hu, MD
Lihui Zheng, MD, PhD 
Erpeng Liang, MD 
Ligang Ding, MD, PhD
Lingmin Wu, MD 
Gang Chen, MD 
Xiaohan Fan, MD, PhD 
Yan Yao, MD, PhD, FHRS
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

• Recognize the phenomenon that ablation of right anterior ganglionated plexus (RAGP) may increase heart rate immediately and such effect remain for long term.
• Identify locations of ganglionated plexus (GPs) by high-frequency stimulation (HFS) and anatomic direction.
• Apply cardioneuroablation therapy as treatment for vasovagal syncope or brady-arrhythmias.

Target Audience
This activity is designed for all professionals who participate in the care and management of heart rhythm disorders.
CME Information
A CME 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)™ or have identified credit awarded by ACCME accredited providers as being “substantially equivalent” to their own. Note that participants are advised to contact their certifying body for specific information regarding credit submissions:

· American Academy of Family Practice (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 of Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC)

· European CME Credits (ECMEC)

· German Chambers of Physicians

· Oman Medical Specialty Board 

· Qatar Council for Health Practitioners 

· Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada 

 

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  • 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.
  • Omission and Commission - are there any studies, data, or best evidence that is missing?

ABIM MOC STATEMENT 


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 MOC point 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.

ABP MOC STATEMENT

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn up to 1 MOC point in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Available Oct 01, 2019 to Sep 30, 2022
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered: 1 ABIM-MOC Credit
1 ABP-MOC Credit
1 CME Credit
1 COP Credit
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