Clinical Cardiology Alert (Vol. 34, No. 4) - April 1, 2015

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Release date: April 2015

Valid through: April 2018

Target Audience

This activity is intended for the cardiologist.


  • Angiotensin Receptor Blockade, Renal Function, and Outcomes in Chronic Heart Failure
  • Is it Time to Give Up on Systemic Cooling in ST Segment Elevation MI?
  • Are Atrial Premature Complexes Benign?
  • SIMPLE Is Better – ICD Defibrillation Testing Does Not Improve Outcomes
  • Cardiac Sarcoidosis: Rare or Underdiagnosed?
  • Athlete’s Heart vs Brugada ECG


  • 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

Credit Available


  • Maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)


This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

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Credit Designation


AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Faculty Listing


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


AHC Media executive editor: Leslie Coplin

Managing editor: Leslie Hamlin

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

Financial Disclosure

Clinical Cardiology Alert’s Editor, Michael H. Crawford, MD, peer reviewer Susan Zhao, MD, Managing Editor Leslie Hamlin, and Executive Editor Leslie Coplin report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

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