Kapildeo Lotun, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FSVM, RVT
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center
The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
Director of Interventional Cardiology
Director of the Structural Heart Disease Program and Vascular Medicine in Cardiology
Director of the Catheterization Laboratory
Banner University Medical Center - Tucson
"Contemporary Management of Stroke in Patients with Structure Heart Disease"
Presentation Learning Objectives:
1. Describe how left atrial appendage closure can be an effective therapy option to decrease ischemic stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation.
2. Discuss how left atrial appendage closure can decrease hemorrhagic stroke in patients treated with long term anticoagulation.
3. Discuss the recent FDA approval of the Amplatzer PFO Occluder device to reduce stroke risk for patients with prior cryptogenic stroke believed to be caused by a patent foramen ovale (PFO)-related blood clot.
CME Credit Provided by The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson 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.
All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.
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