Addressing Acute Chest Pain Syndrome: Approaches to Prompt Diagnosis and Personalized Treatment of NSTE-ACS Patients

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Release Date: Jun 28, 2013          Expiration Date: Jun 28, 2014



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Program Description


Timely diagnosis of acute chest pain is an important continuing challenge because decisions regarding treatment strategy must be made promptly in patients with a variety of clinical presentations. Now that there are multiple P2Y12 inhibitor antiplatelet drugs to choose from, physicians need to customize treatment to match the needs of individual patients. Success on this front will reduce post-ACS rehospitalization rates and improve secondary prevention of ACS. "Addressing Acute Chest Pain Syndrome" explores approaches to prompt diagnosis and personalized long-term treatment strategies that comply with current treatment guidelines and may be customized to the needs of specific patients to ensure optimum clinical outcomes.


Faculty


JEFFREY L. ANDERSON, MD, MACP, FACC, FAHA
Professor (Internal Medicine) with Tenure
University of Utah
Associate Chief of Cardiology
Director, Cardiovascular Research
Vice-Chair of Research, Department of Medicine
Intermountain Heart Institute
Intermountain Medical Center
Salt Lake City, UT
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CHARLES V. POLLACK Jr., MA, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FAHA, FCPP
Professor and Chairman
Department of Emergency Medicine
Pennsylvania Hospital
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
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Target Audience


This activity is intended for cardiologists, emergency room physicians, internal medicine physicians, and other health care professionals involved in the acute and long-term management of ACS patients.


Educational Objectives


This program is designed to address the following IOM competencies: provide patient-centered care and employ evidence-based practice.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Adopt ischemic risk assessment stratification strategies to identify ACS patients and choose the best course of action to manage them
  • Accurately diagnose and risk-stratify ACS patients who present with atypical symptoms
  • Make antiplatelet treatment choices based on an understanding of the different efficacy/safety properties of available agents
  • Identify institution and practice-specific lapses and inefficiencies that increase the risk of recurrent events in ACS patients

Accreditation


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe Corporation. The Potomac Center for Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Designation Statement


The Potomac Center for Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For information about the accreditation of this program, please email contact@potomacme.org


Disclosure Statement


Potomac Center for Medical Education (PCME) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Commercial Support, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous.

All persons in a position to control the content of a continuing medical education program sponsored by the Potomac Center for Medical Education are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest to PCME as well as to learners. All conflicts are identified and resolved by PCME in accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support in advance of delivery of the activity to learners.

The content of this activity was vetted by an external medical reviewer to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

The faculty/steering committee reported the following relevant financial relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial interests:

Jeffrey L. Anderson, MD, MACP, FACC, FAHA: Consultant: GlaxoSmithKline

Charles V. Pollack Jr., MA, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FAHA, FCPP: Consultant: Janssen, Lilly, Pfizer; Researcher: Luitpold Pharmaceuticals

Non-faculty Content Contributors:
Non-faculty content contributors and/or reviewers reported the following relevant financial relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial interests:

Barry Watkins, PhD; Blair St. Amand; Jay Katz, CCMEP; Laurie Muldowney, MD: Nothing to Disclose


FDA Disclosure


The contents of some CME/CE activities may contain discussions of non-approved or off-label uses of some agents mentioned. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.


System Requirements


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Instructions for Participants and Obtaining CME Credit


There is no fee for this activity. To receive credit, participants must take the pre-test, view this CME activity in its entirety, and then complete the post-test and evaluation. To complete the evaluation online, choose the best answer to each question. The estimated time for completion of this activity is 1.0 hour. To receive their certificates, participants must demonstrate mastery of the presented material via the post-test.


Jointly Sponsored By


Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe

Supported By


Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC


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