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The Restructuring of Structural Heart Disease Practice During The Covid-19 Pandemic (JACC June 2020-2)
Description

The aim of these "crisis-driven" recommendations is (1) to ensure appropriate and timely treatment of SHD patients, (2) to minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure to patients and healthcare workers, and (3) to limit resource utilization under conditions of constraint. While the degree of disruption to usual practice will vary across the United States and elsewhere, we hope that early experiences from a Heart Team operating in the current global epicenter of COVID-19 may prove useful for others adapting their practice in advance of local surges of COVID-19.

Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC

CME Editor
Ragavendra R. Baliga, MD

Authors

Christine J. Chung, MD

Tamim M. Nazif, MD

Susheel K. Kodali, MD

CME Information

Target Audience

JACC Journal CME/MOC/ECME is intended for physicians who treat patients with cardiovascular disease.

Important Dates

Date of Release: June 8, 2020
Term of Approval/Date of CME/MOC/ECME Expiration: June 7, 2021

Learner Objectives

After reading this article the reader should be able to:

  • Identify the cardiac complications associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the increased risk of adverse outcomes in patients with underlying cardiac comorbidities who contract COVID-19.
  • Identify the factors affecting a practice/center’s ability to provide cardiac care to patients with structural heart disease during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Discuss strategies for minimizing avoidable cardiac morbidity and mortality of patients with structural heart disease during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Discuss strategies for minimizing the transmission of COVID-19 among patients and health care workers in the catheterization laboratory.

Method of Participation and Claiming Credit
This ACC JACC Journals CME/MOC/ECME activity includes the reading of an article published in one of the JACC journals and the successful completion of self-assessment questions.  

Requesting AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit™ and/or MOC, or ECME credit for this Activity
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  1. Read the article for which you wish to receive credit.
  2. Answer the self-assessment questions. You need to have achieved a passing score of 70% or better in order for the Evaluation link to become activated. If you did not achieve a passing score, please click on the Posttest link in the left navigation bar and retake the exam.
  3. After you complete the Evaluation, click on the Claim Credit button in the left navigation bar.
  4. For CME credit, enter the total amount of time you actually spent in the activity in the box provided. Please note that you may only claim once for this activity. Click Claim.
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Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Available Jun 08, 2020 to Jun 07, 2021
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered: 1 ABIM-MOC Point
1 CME Credit
1 ECME Credit
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