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Contemporary Approaches to Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: If You Can See It, You Can Treat It

This activity was planned with a goal to increase appropriate diagnosis of HCM and cardiac amyloidosis, activation of resources, including referral, and acceleration of treatment planning. This activity is part of the Clinical Spotlight Series: Contemporary Approaches to Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: If You Can See It, You Can Treat It.

Accreditation Statement
In accordance with ACCME policy, prior to participating in this activity, you must review the information on this page.

Joint Accreditation

The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ACCF designates this enduring material for a maximum of up to 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

While offering CME credits noted above, this program is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in the field.

The ACCF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.00 continuing nursing education contact hours. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

MOC Information

Successful completion of this CME/CNE/MOC activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Target Audience
This activity is intended for adult cardiovascular physicians, internists, family physicians, registered nurses, and physician assistants. 

Important Dates:

Date of Release: October 15, 2020
Term of Approval/Date of Credit Expiration: October 15, 2021

Learner Objectives
Upon completion of this program, you should be able to:

  • Identify characteristic signs and symptoms of HCM to determine classification
  • Evaluate diagnostic findings including imaging and laboratory tests assisting to support a differential diagnosis
  • Analyze the new and emerging treatment options for HCM
  • Establish a reliable care path that can be activated once a patient is diagnosed

Educational grant support provided by: Akcea Therapeutics, Inc., Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, MyoKardia, and Pfizer, Inc. 

To request credit, you must:

  • Read all text and view all tables and/or figures in the case for which you wish to receive credit.
  • Answer the questions in each case for which you wish to claim credit. After you have answered all the questions, click on the Exam Summary button. A Claim Credit button will appear on this page if you have achieved a passing score of 70% or better. If you did not achieve a passing score, please click the Reset Scores link and retake the exam.
  • Click the Claim Credit button and answer the evaluation questions in the pop-up window.
  • 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 each module in this activity. Click Submit.
  • You will receive a message that your request has been submitted and a link to view your certificate. You may view and download the certificate when you receive the message, you may also view it at any time in the My Transcript section of My ACC.


This CME/CNE/MOC-certified activity may contain links to other educational resources such as clinical trial summaries, journal articles, guidelines, etc., that may not be CME/CNE/MOC-certified. Please note that clicking on the links provided to view these resources will open new windows, which are outside of this CME/CNE/MOC-certified activity.

Matthew W. Martinez, MD, FACC
Dermot Phelan, MD, PhD, FACC
Lisa Salberg

Availability: On-Demand
Available Oct 15, 2020 to Oct 15, 2021
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered: 1 CME Credit
1 CNE Credit
1 ABIM-MOC Point
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