Clinical Cardiology 2014-04 - Clinical Cardiology Alert - Apr 01, 2014

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for the cardiologist.

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Credit Designation:

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Faculty Listing:

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

Managing Editor
Neill Kimball

Executive Editor
Leslie Coplin

Editorial Board Members 
Bernard J. Gersh, MD
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Medical School
Rochester, MN

Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Cardiac Electrophysiology
University of California,
San Francisco

Atillio Maseri, MD, FRCP
Institute of Cardiology
Catholic University
Rome, Italy

Gerald M. Pohost, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Jeffrey Zimmet, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of California,
San Francisco
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
San Francisco VA Medical Center

Authors
Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD
Professor of Medicine, Chief, Cardiac Electrophysiology,
University of California, San Francisco

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

Subjects:

  • Should Catheter Ablation be First-Line Therapy for Patients with Paroxysmal AF?
  • Is Catheter Ablation Superior to Antiarrhythmic Drugs in Treating Premature Ventricular Contractions?
  • New Study Advocates for More Provocative Vasospasm Testing During Routine Cardiac Catheterization
  • The Allen’s Test Prior to Transradial Access: A Necessary Precaution or a Waste of Time?
  • Value of the Physical Examination in Heart Failure
  • Who Should be Referred for Advanced Heart Failure Care?

Objectives:

  • 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, reports no financial relationships relevant to this field of study, and peer reviewer, Ethan Weiss, MD, is a scientific advisory board member for Bionovo. Managing Editor, Neill Kimball, and Executive Editor, Leslie Coplin, report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

Author Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD does research for Biosense Webster, Medtronic, and Rhythmia Medical.

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