Clinical Cardiology Alert (Vol. 36, No. 3) - March 1, 2017

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Release date: March 2017

Valid through: March 2020

Target Audience

This activity is intended for the cardiologist.


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  • ECG Screening of Athletes
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support in Cardiogenic Shock: Can Any Device Move the Mortality Needle?
  • Hemoconcentration Associated with Lower Mortality in Acute Heart Failure
  • High-sensitivity Cardiac Troponin


  • Discuss the most current information related to cardiac illness and the treatment of cardiac disease.
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages, as well as possible complications, of interventions to treat cardiac illness.
  • Discuss the advantages, disadvantages, and cost-effectiveness of new and traditional diagnostic tests in the treatment of cardiac illness.
  • Discuss current data regarding outpatient care of cardiac patients.

Credit Available


  • Maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2.25 ABIM MOC Credits


  • 2.25 ANCC Contact Hours


This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

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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.

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.


This activity has been approved for 2.25 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP13791, for 2.25 Contact Hours.

Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.

Faculty Listing

Joshua D. Moss, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Division of Cardiology
University of California, San Francisco


Van Selby, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

University of California, San Francisco

Cardiology Division

Advanced Heart Failure Section


Jeffrey Zimmet, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

University of California, San Francisco

Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

San Francisco VA Medical Center


Physician Editor: Michael Crawford, MD, Professor of Medicine, Chief of Clinical Cardiology University of California, San Francisco

Peer Reviewer: Susan Zhao, MD, Director, Adult Echocardiography Laboratory, Associate Chief, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Nurse Planner: Aurelia Macabasco-O'Connell, PhD, ACNP-BC, RN, PHN, FAHA, Associate Professor, Azusa Pacific University School of Nursing

Executive Editor: Leslie Coplin, AHC Media

Editor: Jonathan Springston, AHC Media

Financial Disclosure

Clinical Cardiology Alert’s Physician Editor Michael H. Crawford, MD, Peer Reviewer Susan Zhao, MD, Nurse Planner Aurelia Macabasco-O’Connell, PhD, ACNP-BC, RN, PHN, FAHA, Editor Jonathan Springston, and Executive Editor Leslie Coplin report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.


Drs. Moss, Selby, and Zimmet report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

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