CME ACCREDITATION AND DESIGNATION
The Cardiovascular Research Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Cardiovascular Research Foundation designates this activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Documentation of awarded credit is provided for participants in exchange for completed activity evaluations.
Newly expanded indications for TAVR and continually increasing utilization of this interventional therapy have presented new challenges for cath labs and heart teams around the world. This brief panel discussion touches upon expert-recommended approaches to such challenges—high case volume, patient education, and care coordination—as well as other considerations for achieving excellence in heart-team performance and patient outcomes in TAVR.
By the end of this activity, participants should be able to:
1) Describe principal TAVR-related challenges in 2019 and beyond
2) Define considerations for effective coordination with heart team members.
3) Identify strategies for effectively managing patient flow & responding to increased case volume
This activity is designed for interventional cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, clinical cardiologists, vascular medicine specialists, and other healthcare professionals.
Evaluation by questionnaire will address content, presentation, possible bias, and future educational needs.
It is the policy of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. Commercial support from industry does not influence educational content, faculty selection, and/or faculty presentations, and, therefore, does not compromise the scientific integrity of the educational activity.
Discussion of off-label product usage and/or off-label product use is made at the sole discretion of the faculty. Off-label product discussion and usage is not endorsed by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation or the conference directors of this activity.
Faculty participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation are required to disclose to the activity audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentations. Faculty not complying with this policy are not permitted to participate in this activity.
FACULTY DISCLOSURE SUMMARY
KEY: (G/R) Grant Support/Research Contract (C/H/S) Consultant Fee/Honoraria/Speaker’s Bureau (E) Equity (R/I) Royalty/Intellectual Property Rights (S) Salary/Salary Support (O) Other Financial Benefit
Philippe Genereux: (C/H/S) Abbott Vascular; Boston Scientific Corporation; Cordis Corporation, a Johnson & Johnson company; Edwards Lifesciences; Medtronic, (E) Saranas; Sig.Num; SoundBites Medical Inc.
Susheel K. Kodali: (C/H/S) Claret Medical; Meril Lifesciences; Abbott Vascular, (E) Dura Biotech; Thubrikar Aortic Valve Inc
Vinod H. Thourani: (G/R) (C/H/S) Abbott Vascular, Boston Scientific, Edwards Lifesciences, (C/H/S) W.L. Gore & Associates
Robert Blanco (Planner)
(S) Cardiovascular Research Foundation
ACTIVITY SPONSORSHIP AND SUPPORT
This program is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. It is supported through an educational grant from Edwards Lifesciences and was developed without influence from commercial supporters.
HOW TO RECEIVE CME CREDIT
To obtain CME credit for this activity, participants must review all CME information, view all presentations in their entirety, and complete the Activity Evaluation Form. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Blanco at email@example.com .