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Program Goals

The purpose of this educational activity is to provide an overview of the value of cardiac resynchronization therapy. Included in this will be the following:
1) the evidence for outcome benefits for patients who qualify for cardiac resynchronization therapy;
2) the response rate in patients who are expected to benefit;
3) discussion on the different types of cardiac resynchronization therapy;
4) patient-based information regarding selection criteria;
5) recent updated guideline criteria for implantation of cardiac resynchronization therapy devices.

Target Audience

Cardiologists with an interest in cardiac resynchronization therapy, internists and family practitioners who require a high level of knowledge in this specific area, and other practitioners such as emergency physicians who encounter patients with this technology.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Define cardiac resynchronization therapy and how it can affect patient outcomes
  2. Classify patient types and categorize potential benefits seen in cardiac resynchronization therapy
  3. Discuss clinical study data and the most recent guidelines regarding cardiac resynchronization therapy
  4. Describe the future for cardiac resynchronization therapy


   Brian Olshansky, MD
   Professor Emeritus of Medicine
   University of Iowa
   Iowa City, Iowa

Educational Activity Agenda

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

  • Faculty didactic presentation (40 minutes)
  • CME materials: credit application, post test, evaluation (5 minutes)

Release and Expiration Dates


Enduring Archive CME Release Date: March 12, 2015
Enduring Archive CME Expiration Date: March 12, 2016

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

Faculty Disclosures

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Brian Olshansky, MD

     Consultant/Independent Contractor
     Amarin Pharmaceutical, Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Biotronikl,
     On-X, Boehringer Ingelheim, BioControl, Sanofi Aventis, Pfizer

     Speaker’s Bureau
     Daiichi Sankyo

     Executive Health Resources

Planners and Managers

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Global Education Group
Amanda Glazar Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk Nothing to disclose
 Laura Gilsdorf  Nothing to disclose

Physician Accreditation Statement - CME

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) by Global Education Group (Global). Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation - CME

Global Education Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Global Education Group

   This activity is provided by Global Education Group.

For questions regarding the accreditation of this activity, please contact Global Education Group at 1-303-395-1782 or at inquire@globaledcuationgroup.com.

How to Obtain CME Credit

Attendees are expected to view all presentations before attempting to take the test and/or complete the activity evaluation. Successful completion will lead to the issuance of a certificate for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. To receive credit, the course must be completed between March 12, 2015 - March 12, 2016.

Participation in this activity should be completed in approximately 0.75 hours. Please follow these steps in order to receive CME credit for viewing the webcast:

  • Read all of the CME accreditation information above.
  • View the complete webcast program.
  • Click on the link to apply for CME credits.
  • Complete the online registration (registration is free).
  • Complete the online test and/or evaluation. Participants must receive a test score of at least 70% and answer all evaluation questions to receive a certificate.

After successfully completing the online test and/or evaluation, your application will be immediately processed and you will be given the opportunity to download a personalized CME certificate for participation in this activity. 

Should you have any CME questions regarding this activity, please contact:

Global Education Group
5575 S. Sycamore Street, Suite 200
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: 303-395-1782
Fax: 303-648-5311
Email: inquire@globaleducationgroup.com
Web: www.globaleducationgroup.com


Fee Information

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality

Global Education Group (Global) protects the privacy of personal and other information regarding participants, educational partners and joint sponsors. Global will not release personally identifiable information to a third party without the individual's consent, except such information as is required for reporting purposes to the appropriate accrediting agency. Global maintains physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your non-public personal information.

Medium Used

This program has been made available online.
“Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy"

System Requirements

To view this educational activity you will need a web browser with Javascript and either Flash or HTML5 enabled.  Nearly all modern web browsers will work.


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