Clinical Cardiology 1004 - Clinical Cardiology Alert - Apr 01, 2006

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for the cardiologist.


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Michael H. Crawford, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief of Clinical Cardiology
University of California
San Francisco

Peer Reviewer
Rakesh Mishra, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Medical College
Cornell University
Assistant Attending Physician
New York Presbyterian Hospital

Editorial Board Members
John P. DiMarco, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
University of Virginia

Jonathan Abrams, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
University of New Mexico


  • CABG vs PCI for Left Main Coronary Stenosis
  • 2-Year Experience with EECP
  • 64-Slice CT for Detecting CAD
  • Value of Echocardiography for Detecting Mechanical Prosthetic Valve Dysfunction
  • Implantable Loop Recorder in Syncope Patients
  • Wonder Drug Strikes Again!


  • to present the latest information regarding diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disease
  • to discuss the pros and cons of these interventions, as well as possible complications
  • to discuss the pros, cons, and cost-effectiveness of new and traditional diagnostic tests
  • to present current data regarding outpatient care of cardiac patients

Financial Disclosure:

Clinical Cardiology Alert’s physician editor, Michael H. Crawford, MD, is on the speaker’s bureau for Pfizer. Peer Reviewer, Rakesh Mishra, MD, reports no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, or other financial relationship with any company related to this field of study. John P. DiMarco, MD, PhD is a consultant for Novartis, and does research for Medtronic and Guidant. Jonathan Abrams, MD serves on the speaker’s bureau for Merck, Pfizer, and Parke-Davis.

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