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Marijuana Use in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease: JACC Review Topic of the Week (JACC January 2020-2)
Description

The authors summarize cardiovascular considerations related to marijuana use, pharmacologic interactions, and future steps to provide clearer guidance regarding its cardiovascular safety. Screening for marijuana use is encouraged, especially in young patients presenting with cardiovascular disease.

Editors

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

CME Editor
Ragavendra R. Baliga, MD

Authors
Ersilia M. DeFilippis, MD

Muthiah Vaduganathan, MD MPH

CME Information

Target Audience

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

Important Dates

Date of Release: January 20, 2020
Term of Approval/Date of CME/MOC/ECME Expiration: January 19, 2021

Learner Objectives

After reading this article the reader should be able to:

  • Select patients who would benefit from screening for marijuana use, including the use of urine toxicology to supplement the social history.
  • Compare the differences in inhaled toxin profile between tobacco smoking and marijuana smoking.
  • Discuss the medication classes that have potential pharmacologic interactions with marijuana and its derivatives.
  • Identify the barriers to rigorous controlled research trials on marijuana and its cardiovascular effects.

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 Jan 20, 2020 to Jan 19, 2021
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered: 1 ABIM-MOC Point
1 CME Credit
1 ECME Credit
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