AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THORACIC SURGERY
Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass: Positioning and Stabilization CME
John D. Puskas, MD and Joseph F. Sabik III, MD
RELEASE DATE: July 7, 2006
LAST REVIEWED: July 2009
CME EXPIRATION: July 1, 2012
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
THE SOCIETY OF THORACIC SURGEONS
The Diagnosis & Management of Complications of Mitral Valve Repair CME
Jeffrey Gold, MD; Marc Gillinov, MD; Robert Savage, MD; Carolyn Reed, MD; and Damon Marquis
RELEASE DATE: JULY 7, 2006; Valid for credit through July 7, 2009
The STS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Developed as part of the STS e-learning initiative under the guidance of the Workforce on Clinical Education of the Council on Education and Member Services. The module is an interactive, self-guided learning module that focuses on common difficulties that may arise in the operating roomafter mitral valve repair surgery. The module is designed for cardiothoracic surgeons and the team with which they work.
EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR CARDIO-THORACIC SURGERY
Off Pump Coronary Bypass Debriefing
Paul Sergeant, MD
The Off Pump Coronary Bypass (OPCAB) team of the Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven presents a debriefing exercise of your OPCAB procedures versus their standard operating procedures. The exercise is divided into two intervals. The first is the "conditioning interval." It prepares the patient for the impact of manipulation and possibility of ischaemia during graft construction. The second is the "anastomotic interval," which begins at the time of the first anastomosis and finishes at the completion of the last.
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery (EACTS) and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), through this Continuing Medical Education (CME) site, provide journal subscribers a way to fulfill their CME requirements, at their convenience, by online self-study and testing based on selected journal articles. Activities associated with The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and The Annals of Thoracic Surgery are sponsored by and designated for CME credit by the AATS and STS, respectively. Activities associated with the European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery are currently not accredited.
Publication Date: 7-Nov-2006
Last Modified: 26-Feb-2010