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Carotid Artery Stenting in Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis: JACC Review Topic of the Week (JACC February 2020-2)
Description

With a second randomized controlled trial now published, it is time for a re-evaluation of endovascular therapy as a component of carotid artery care. This review will describe the advances in the field in the previous 5 years, clarifying the current position of these therapies in the care of the patient with asymptomatic carotid artery disease.

Editors

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

CME Editor
Ragavendra R. Baliga, MD

Authors
Joshua A. Beckman, MD

Gary M. Ansel, MD

Tony S. Das, 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: February 10, 2020
Term of Approval/Date of CME/MOC/ECME Expiration: February 9, 2021

Learner Objectives

After reading this article the reader should be able to:

  • Identify the high-risk factors of carotid revascularization.
  • Discuss the adverse outcomes associated with carotid revascularization.
  • Compare the outcomes of different carotid revascularization modalities in the CREST (Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy vs. Stenting Trial) and ACT-1 (Asymptomatic Carotid Trial) clinical trials.
  • Identify the threshold of cases performed to establish best outcomes with endovascular carotid revascularization.

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
To request credit, you must:

  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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  7. The page will be updated with the date and time that you claimed your credit.
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Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Available Feb 10, 2020 to Feb 09, 2021
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered: 1 ABIM-MOC Point
1 CME Credit
1 ECME Credit
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