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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
No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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