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Catheter Ablation versus Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation (CABANA)
Description
In the last 12 months, landmark trials including “Catheter Ablation versus Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation (CABANA)” and the “Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation with Heart Failure (CASTLE-AF)” have potentially changed the landscape of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation.

This webinar will explore key outcomes from the CABANA trial, including mortality, hospitalization, stroke, arrhythmia burden and quality of life. Discussion will also include the decision-making process for selecting appropriate patients for AF ablation.
Support
This enduring material is supported in part by an unrestricted educatonal grant provided by Abbott Laboratories, Biosense Webster and Medtronic
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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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 (for self and for spouse/partner) with an ACCME-defined commercial interest within the 12 months prior to the disclosure.

 

VALIDATION

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

 

Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on 03/25/2021
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered: 1.5 CME Credits
1.5 COP Credits
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