Clinical Cardiology 1405 - Clinical Cardiology Alert - May 01, 2010

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for the cardiologist.


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

Editorial Board Members
Andrew J. Boyle, MBBS, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Interventional Cardiology
University of California
San Francisco

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

Peer Reviewer
Ethan Weiss, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology and CVRI
University of California, San Francisco


  • Timing of Catheterization in ACS
  • Lenient vs. Strict Rate Control in Patients with AF
  • Frail Elderly and Cardiac Surgery
  • Extraction of Infected Pacemaker/ICD Leads
  • Reproducibility of Mitral Regurgitation Quantitation
  • Non-Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) for AS Patients at High Surgical Risk


  • 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. Editorial board members Andrew J. Boyle, MBBS, PhD, and peer reviewer, Ethan Weiss, MD, report no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, or other financial relationship with any company related to this field of study. Editorial board member John P. DiMarco, MD, PhD is a consultant for Novartis, and does research for Medtronic and Guidant.

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