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Prevalence and Impact of Myocardial Injury in Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19 Infection (JACC August 2020-1)
Description

Myocardial injury is prevalent among patients hospitalized with COVID-19 however troponin concentrations were generally present at low levels. Patients with CVD are more likely to have myocardial injury than patients without CVD. Troponin elevation among patients hospitalized with COVID-19 is associated with higher risk of mortality.

Editors

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

CME Editor
Ragavendra R. Baliga, MD

Authors
Anuradha Lala, 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: July 27, 2020
Term of Approval/Date of CME/MOC/ECME Expiration: July 26, 2021

Learner Objectives

After reading this article the reader should be able to:

  • Recognize the prevalence of myocardial injury and the range of troponin elevation among hospitalized patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • Evaluate the outcomes associated with myocardial injury represented by elevated troponin concentrations among patients hospitalized with COVID-19.
  • Describe the differential impact between myocardial injury and history of cardiovascular disease or history of risk factors for cardiovascular disease alone on mortality among hospitalized patients with COVID-19.

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
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  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 Jul 27, 2020 to Jul 26, 2021
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered: 1 ABIM-MOC Point
1 CME Credit
1 ECME Credit
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