Clinical Cardiology 1502 - Clinical Cardiology Alert - Feb 01, 2011

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This activity is intended for the cardiologist.


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

Managing Editor
Leslie Hamlin

Executive Editor
Russ Underwood

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


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  • Statins Use Proves Safe in Patients with Abnormal Liver-function Tests
  • Study Analyzes Appropriate Use of ICDs for Primary Prevention
  • Study Reveals Optimal Use of Cardiac Resychronization
  • Cryo-ablation vs. Radiofrequency for AVNRT


  • 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 Editor, Michael H. Crawford, MD, is a speaker for Astra-Zeneca, editorial board member Andrew J. Boyle, MBBS, PhD, and peer reviewer, Ethan Weiss, MD, report no financial relationship relevant to this field of study. Managing Editor, Leslie Hamlin, and Executive Editor, Russ Underwood, report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study. Editorial board member John P. DiMarco, MD, PhD receives grant/research support from Medtronic, is a consultant for Medtronic, Novartis, and St. Jude, and is a speaker for Boston Scientific.

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