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Advanced Heart Failure Therapies for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease: JACC State-of-the-Art Review (JACC November 2019-1)
Description

The aim of this review is to describe advanced heart failure therapies for adults with congenital heart disease, including the general approach to evaluation and management, pre- and postoperative care, anticipated short- and long-term outcomes, and future directions for clinical care and research.

Editors

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

CME Editor
Ragavendra R. Baliga, MD

Authors

Michael M. Givertz, MD
Ersilia M. DeFilippis, MD
Anne Marie Valente, 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: October 28, 2019
Term of Approval/Date of CME/MOC/ECME Expiration: October 27, 2020

Learner Objectives

After reading this article the reader should be able to:

  • Identify high-risk patients with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) and advanced heart failure (HF).
  • Select patients for referral to HF and ACHD specialists to consider mechanical circulatory support and heart transplant.
  • Compare baseline characteristics of patients with and without ACHD undergoing heart transplant.
  • Discuss short- and long-term outcomes of patients with ACHD undergoing advanced HF therapies.

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.
  5. 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.
  6. For ECME credit, click the Claim button in the row for EMCE. Please note that you may only claim once for this activity. Enter date of birth and click Submit.
  7. The page will be updated with the date and time that you claimed your credit.
  8. To view your credit, or to print a certificate, please go to ACC.org and navigate to the My Transcript section of My ACC.

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Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Available Oct 28, 2019 to Oct 27, 2020
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered: 1 CME Credit
1 ECME Credit
1 ABIM-MOC Point
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