Lifestyle and Risk Factor Modification for Reduction of Atrial Fibrillation

The primary care practitioner has the special and important responsibility to diagnose and manage patients with every category of ailment, injury and disease. Additionally, he or she must be well-versed in primary prevention and health promotion. This online course will provide practical, evidence-based strategies in the evaluation, management and treatment of atrial fibrillation.

Target Audience

Family physicians, general internists, hospitalists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and respiratory therapists (direct delivery).

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze the latest research and approaches in the treatment of atrial fibrillation.
  • Recognize the medical impact on people living with atrial fibrillation.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Marrouche, N. F., Brachmann, J., Andresen, D., Siebels, J., Boersma, L., Jordaens, L., ... & Baensch, D. (2018). Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation with heart failure. New England Journal of Medicine, 378(5), 417-427.
  • Kirchhof, P., Camm, A. J., Goette, A., Brandes, A., Eckardt, L., Elvan, A., ... & Breithardt, G. (2020). Early rhythm-control therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation. New England Journal of Medicine, 383(14), 1305-1316.
  • Colilla, S., Crow, A., Petkun, W., Singer, D. E., Simon, T., & Liu, X. (2013). Estimates of current and future incidence and prevalence of atrial fibrillation in the US adult population. The American journal of cardiology, 112(8), 1142-1147.
  • Patel, N. J., Deshmukh, A., Pant, S., Singh, V., Patel, N., Arora, S., ... & Paydak, H. (2014). Contemporary trends of hospitalization for atrial fibrillation in the United States, 2000 through 2010: implications for healthcare planning. Circulation, 129(23), 2371-2379.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
07/28/2021
Course expires: 
07/27/2022

Mario I. Pascual, M.D., FHRS    
Director, Electrophysiology Service Line
Division of Cardiology, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Baptist Health Medical Group
Miami, Florida 

Mario I. Pascual, M.D., FHRS, faculty for this educational event, is a consultant for Abbott and Medtronic and a member of the speakers’ bureau for Johnson & Johnson, and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage. 

Agueda Hernandez, M.D., director for this educational activity, disclosed that she is a stockholder in Merck. 

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

Non-faculty contributors involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.

*Ineligible Companies - Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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