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Webinar 3 - Cardiac Rehab Information for Physicians Webinar Series: Patients with Systolic Heart Failure, LVADs, post Heart Transplant or Frailty

During this activity, participants will understand how to screen and enroll patients in Phase 2 Cardiac Rehabilitation, and the Medicare regulations pertaining to Cardiac Rehabilitation.

CME and MOC Information

Accreditation Statement

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 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.


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 MOC points 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 medical directors and physicians engaged in the care of patients in cardiac rehabilitation, and fellows in training.


Important Dates:

Date of Release: September 19, 2018
Term of Approval/Date of CME/MOC Expiration: September 19, 2021


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

  • Identify the mechanisms involved in the development of exercise intolerance in patients with heart failure (HF).
  • Explain the safety data for exercise testing and training for patients with HF.
  • Describe the clinical benefits, core components, and programmatic goals of cardiac rehab for patients with HF.
  • Establish safe parameters for cardiac rehabilitation and guide exercise training in cardiac transplantation patients and patients with implant of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD).
  • Describe how impaired gait, impairment in muscle strength, and the concept of frailty impact exercise prescription in the elderly.


Method of Participation and CME/CNE Certificate
Requesting AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit™ and continuing education credit for this activity

To request credit, you must:


  • View the recordings.
  • Complete the Evaluation and click on the Claim Credit button in the left navigation bar.
  • For CME, 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.
  • For MOC credit, click the Claim button in the row for MOC. Please note that you may only claim once for this activity. Confirm your ABIM number and date of birth.
  • The page will be updated with the date and time that you claimed your credit.
  • To view your credit, or to print a certificate, please go to and navigate to the My Transcript section of My ACC.


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


John A. Larry, MD
Steven J. Ketevian, PhD
Daniel E. Forman, MD, FACC

Availability: Retired
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
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