Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations: Addressing the Disease, Economic Burden, and Best Treatment Options

Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations: Addressing the Disease, Economic Burden, and Best Treatment Options

On-Demand Webcast
FACULTY

Ripal Gandhi, MD, FSVM, FSIR
Associate Clinical Professor
Florida International University,
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Miami, Florida

Sanjeeva Kalva, MD, MBBS
Chief, Division of Interventional Radiology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Miles Conrad, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor, Department of Radiology
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Clifford Weiss, MD
Interventional Radiology
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

PROVIDER STATEMENT

 Provided by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC, an HMP Company.

For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 609-371-1137 or email info@naccme.com.

INTENDED LEARNERS

This activity is designed for interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, interventional neuroradiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, clinical cardiologists, clinical radiologists, neurologists, internists, nurses and others involved in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify the clinical features that contribute and recognize the diagnosis approach for HHT. 
  • Understand the risk of recanalization and how to prevent it during intervention.  
  • Identify the best treatment options for Pulmonary AVMs.
CLAIMING CREDIT

This on-demand webcast is available with video, synchronized slides and audio.

In order to be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must attend the full webcast, complete the 10-question post-test with a score of 75% or better, and complete the evaluation form. After successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form online at www.naccme.com, participants may immediately print their documentation of credit.

Release Date: February 28, 2019
Expiration Date: February 28, 2020
Estimated time to complete: 1 hour

There is no fee associated with this activity.

For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 609-371-1137.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

  In support of improving patient care, North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

PHYSICIANS

NACCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NURSING

This continuing nursing education activity awards 1.0 contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 1.0 contact hour.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS

NACCME has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with the AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.00 AAPA Category 1 credit.

PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

USE OF PROPRIETARY NAMES

This continuing medical education activity may include device or medicine brand names for participant clarity purposes only, due to the presence of different branded versions of the same product. No product promotion or recommendation should be inferred.

UNAPPROVED AND/OR INVESTIGATIONAL USES OF DRUGS AND DEVICES

This activity may contain information about experimental and other uses of drugs or devices that are not currently approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) of the European Union or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States. Participants are strongly encouraged to consult approved product labeling for any drug or device mentioned in this activity before use. The opinions expressed during this activity are the opinions of the respective authors, presenters or moderators and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of NACCME.

DISCLAIMERS

The material presented and related discussions are not intended to be medical advice, and the presentation or discussion of such material is not intended to create and does not establish a physician-patient relationship. Medical advice of any nature should be sought from an individual’s own physician.

Neither NACCME nor any of its subsidiaries or affiliates is affiliated with, or formally endorsed by a medical society.

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and are not attributable to NACCME or HMP. Clinical judgment must guide each professional in weighing the benefits of treatment against the risk of toxicity. Dosages, indications, and methods of use for products referred to in this activity are not necessarily the same as indicated in the package insert for each product, may reflect the clinical experience of the presenters, and may be derived from the professional literature or other clinical sources. Consult complete prescribing information before administering.

DISCLOSURE OF RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS

According to the disclosure policy of NACCME, faculty, editors, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with relevant commercial companies related to this activity. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are reviewed for potential conflicts of interest. If a conflict is identified, it is the responsibility of NACCME to initiate a mechanism to resolve the conflict(s). The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation.

Clinical Reviewer:

Adam Geronemus, MD,
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Miami, Florida

Planning Committee

The planning committee comprises Ripal Gandhi, MD, FSVM; Sanjeeva Kalva, MD, MBBS; Miles Conrad, MD, MPH; Clifford Weiss, MD; and MaryEllen Fama, Caitlin Eastman, Jennifer Ilcyn, Donna Brophy, Colleen Waters, and Susan Yarbrough, NACCME.

The faculty has reported the following:

Dr. Gandhi: Consultant – Bard, Medtronic, Sirtex; Speakers’ Bureau – Medtronic, Sirtex, Boston Scientific

Dr. Kalva: Consultant – Too Foundation Taiwan, Medtronic, GE Healthcare; Major Stoke Shareholder – Althea Healthcare; Royalties – Elsevier, Springer

Dr. Conrad: Consultant - Medtronic

Dr. Weiss: Consultant – Medtronic; Grant/Research Support – Siemens Healthcare, BTG, Medtronic, Merit Medical; Other Financial or Material Support – Surfire, BTG, Merit Medical

Dr. Geronemus has nothing to disclose.

Ms. Fama, Ms. Eastman, Ms. Ilcyn, Ms. Brophy, Ms. Waters, and Ms. Yarbrough have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

NACCME requires faculty to inform participants whenever off-label/unapproved uses of drugs and/or devices are discussed in their presentations.

Dr. Conrad has disclosed that the off-label/unapproved uses of Onyx may be discussed.

Dr. Weiss has disclosed that the off-label/unapproved uses of EmboSphere, Lumi, BeadBlock may be discussed.

ADA STATEMENT

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Copyright © 2019 by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this accredited continuing education activity may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without first obtaining permission from North American Center for Continuing Medical Education. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and are not attributable to NACCME. Clinical judgment must guide each professional in weighing the benefits of treatment against the risk of toxicity. Dosages, indications, and methods of use for products referred to in this activity are not necessarily the same as indicated in the package insert for each product, may reflect the clinical experience of the presenters, and may be derived from the professional literature or other clinical sources. Consult complete prescribing information before administering.

EDUCATIONAL GRANT SUPPORT

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Medtronic.