1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of cardiac arrhythmia requiring medical care. About 2.2 million Americans are affected, with the elderly being more commonly involved. The prevalence of the condition is increasing, and the number of AF patients is likely to increase 2.5-fold during the next 50 years, reflecting the growing proportion of elderly individuals. AF is an independent risk factor for stroke, increasing the risk about 5-fold. AF is responsible for about 15-20% of all strokes, and accounts for one-fourth of strokes in the elderly. Over 700,000 Americans suffer from a stroke each year, and the direct and indirect costs of stroke care exceed $51 billion. AF independently increases the risk of death. Many health care providers have significant knowledge gaps involving stroke risk assessment, indications for use of anticoagulants, and understanding of the risk vs benefit of anticoagulation. These and other gaps will be addressed in this CME activity.
Welcome to the National Association for Continuing Education webcast from the NACE Emerging Challenges in Primary Care Update: 2012 conference. The topic of this webcast is Atrial Fibrillation 2012: New Developments in Risk Stratification and Antithrombotics to Prevent Stroke.
The program was captured live in Denver, Colorado on June 16, 2012 and features Dr. Louis Kuritzky. Dr. Kuritzky is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.
Primary care providers
After completing this program, participants should be better able to:
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
The National Association for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The National Association for Continuing Education designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
To obtain credit, a score of 60% or better is required. This CE is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test, and received your digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME.com within your Profile/Exam History, which you can then access at any time.