Emergency Medicine Reports - September 16, 2007

Target Audience:

This CME activity is intended for emergency physicians and family physicians.


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Credit Designation:

AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


CME Question Reviewer
Roger Farel, MD
Newport Beach, CA

Jennifer Casaletto, MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor
Associate Residency Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
Maricopa Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ

Paul Berman, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident
Department of Emergency Medicine
Maricopa Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ

Peer Reviewers
Jonathan Glauser, MD, FACEP
Department of Emergency Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

David J. Robinson
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Interim Chairman and Research Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Sandra M. Schneider, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Rochester, New York

J. Stephan Stapczynski, MD
Emergency Medicine Department
Maricopa Medical Center
Phoenix, Arizona


  • Evaluating and Treating Atrial Fibrillation in the Emergency Department


  • quickly recognize or increase index of suspicion for specific conditions
  • understand the epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, and clinical features of the entity discussed
  • apply state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic techniques (including the implications of pharmaceutical therapy discussed) to patients with the particular medical problems discussed
  • understand the differential diagnosis of the entity discussed
  • understand both likely and rare complications that may occur

Financial Disclosure:

To reveal any potential bias in this publication, and in accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education guidelines, we disclose that Roger Farel, MD (CME question reviewer) owns stock in Johnson & Johnson. Jennifer Casaletto, MD, FACEP (author) received grant/research support from the state of Arizona Governor's Office for Children, Youth, and Families. Paul Berman, MD (author), Jonathan Glauser, MD, FACEP (peer reviewer), David J. Robinson (peer reviewer), Sandra M. Schneider, MD (editor), and J. Stephan Stapczynski, MD (editor) report no relationships with companies related to the field of study covered by this CME activity.

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