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ABIM MOC Activity ID

2/6/2018 - Medical Grand Rounds: From Bench(Kitchen Table) to Venture Capital to Bedside: The Evolution/Revolution of Devices in Cardiology





Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Faculty, residents, fellows, and community physicians in General Internal Medicine and subspecialties.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review the history of cardiac devices.
  • Summarize the current status of cardiac devices.
  • Discuss the future of cardiac devices.

Suggested Additional Reading:

  1. Asmarats L., Rod├ęs-Cabau J. Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Closure Current Devices and Clinical Outcomes. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2017;10:e005359. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.117.005359.
  2. Seriwala HM, Khan MS, Munir MB, bin Riaz I, Riaz H, Saba S, Voigt AH. Leadless pacemakers: A new era in cardiac pacing. Journal of Cardiology 67(2016)1-5.

Joon Sup Lee, MD — Chief, Division of Cardiology Associate Professor of Medicine Co-Director, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
Dr. Lee receives grant/research support from Medtronic, Boston Scientific, St. Jude Transcatheter Aortic Valve Trials
Samir Saba, MD — Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Cardiology Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Section
Dr. Saba receives grant/research support from Boston Scientific and Medtronic
Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.