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Cardiology Grand Rounds

Top 10 Unresolved Questions in ICD Therapy

Date of Online Release: February 9, 2009
Date of Original Grand Rounds: January 16, 2009
Credits: .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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CME Information - Overview


This presentation discusses issues that must be resolved when making clinical decisions about ICD therapy. 

Educational Objectives
The intended result of this activity is increased knowledge. At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to-

  • Discuss the risk/benefit ratio with ICD therapy.
  • Effectively select patients for device-based VT therapy.

Target Audience
The intended audience for this continuing medical education activity includes cardiac electrophysiologists, cardiologists with an interest in electrophysiology, and internists with an interest in cardiology.

Method of Instruction / Participation
This online enduring material comprises slide sets with text and audio derived from a live cardiology grand rounds presentation with post activity assessment and evaluation.

Evaluation / Feedback
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Speaker

   John P. DiMarco, MD, PhD



John P. DiMarco, MD, PhD

Director, Clinical Electrophysiology
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia

Accreditation / Credit Designation 

Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Texas Heart Institute designates this educational activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Estimated Study Time
The estimated time to complete this activity, including review of the materials and completion of the course assessment is 45 minutes.

Repurposing Statement
If you previously completed and received credit for the live CME-sponsored grand rounds entitled, Top 10 Unresolved Questions in ICD Therapy, on January 16, 2009, please note that you will not receive credit for completing this activity. Participants who take part in an identical activity, even in order to validate learning or to clarify specific topics, cannot claim, nor will the Texas Heart Institute award, duplicate credit for the activity.

Term of Approval  
February 9, 2009 through February 9, 2012. Continuation of CME credit from February 9, 2012 depends on a thorough review of the content for currency and accuracy.

Peer Review
In January 2009, this continuing medical education activity was reviewed for currency and accuracy of content by Patrick J. Hogan, MD, FACC, Director, Learning Resource Center and Co-Chairman, Medical Education Committee—Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas.

Disclosure of Relationships
It is the intent of the Texas Heart Institute to ensure that its educational mission and its continuing medical activities in particular, should not be influenced by the special interests of individuals associated with its program.

Faculty Disclosure
In accordance with the guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, faculty members have disclosed their relationships, either with one or more of the manufacturers of commercial products discussed, or with one or more of the corporate organizations offering educational grants for the live continuing medical education activity.

John P. DiMarco, MD, PhD discloses the following, relevant to this program: Grant/Research Support—Medtronic, Inc., Boston Scientific Corporation, and CV Therapeutics, Inc.; Consultant—Medtronic, Inc., Boston Scientific Corporation, Novartis, sanofi-aventis, and CV Therapeutics, Inc. He plans to discuss unlabeled or investigational uses of products.
Course Materials and CME Credit 

This online enduring material comprises one presentation. By clicking on the course materials link, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the CME information provided above. After viewing the presentation, you must complete an assessment and evaluation to obtain CME credit for this activity.

Course Materials

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