Activity information

The certificate of this course includes 3 CME credits. To complete the course you need to pass all quizzes. Only participants with an active Pro Membership will be able to claim CME. If you want to claim CME too, please upgrade to a Pro Membership.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CME Consultants and Medmastery GmbH. CME Consultants is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

CME Consultants designates this Internet Enduring Material Activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Desired Outcomes

  1. Confidently interpret troponin values in order to rule in or rule out myocardial infarction.
  2. Use natriuretic peptides, such as BNP and NT-proBNP, to diagnose heart failure.
  3. Differentiate cardiac and pulmonary causes of dyspnea using only natriuretic peptide measurement.
  4. Recognize that neprilysin inhibitors interfere with BNP measurement.
  5. Identify patients with dyslipidemia and assess their cardiovascular risk.
  6. Describe the meaning of Lp(a) in cardiovascular risk prediction.
  7. Choose when to measure D-dimer and when not to measure D-dimer in the context of pulmonary embolism.
  8. Consider a patient’s age when interpreting D-dimer lab results.
  9. Avoid preanalytical errors in sample collection in order to make the right clinical decisions.

Target Audience

This activity is geared to meet the educational requirements of Cardiologists, Emergency Physicians, Internists, General Practitioners (i.e., Family Docs), and Anesthesiologists.

Core Competencies

This activity encompasses the following desirable physician attributes: Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Medical Knowledge, Professionalism, and Practice-Based Learning & Improvement.

Format

The presentation method for this activity is Lecture.

Instructions for participation

Each participant must watch all the video lessons, successfully pass all quizzes of this activity with a grade of 70% or higher and complete a post-evaluation form. Once completed, your certificate will be made available immediately for download. If you receive a score of 69% or less, you may retake the quiz until successful.

Hardware and software requirements

Medmastery requires a modern Web browser (Internet Explorer 10+, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome) and the latest version of Adobe Flash. Moreover, a PDF-Reader is required in order to view certain downloads. For questions or technical support, please contact [email protected].

Disclosure statement

Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.

Planners

The following planners for this activity have stated they have no relevant financial relationships: Franz Wiesbauer, MD, MPH; Elana Pearl Ben-Joseph, MD; Janice Burnett; Jessica Caporuscio; Brie Claunch; Melissa Crawford; Asha Daigle; Shirley Hutchinson; Shelley Jacobs, PhD; Madeleine Kearns; Clemens Lang, MD; Tori O’Daniel; Laura Pacey, PhD; William T. Choctaw, MD, JD; Harold D. Damuth, Jr., MD; Lester Holstein, MD; Michael Marchiano, MD; Nancy Williams; and Priscilla Graham.

Faculty

Anna Wonnerth, MD has nothing to disclose. The course content has been peer-reviewed for content validity and found to be evidenced-based, fair, balanced, and free from commercial bias.

Privacy statement

Medmastery is committed to protecting the privacy of personal and other information of its members. Medmastery 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 ACCME. Medmastery will keep your personal and credit information confidential when you participate in a CME Internet-based program. Medmastery collects only the information necessary to provide you with the services that you request. Additional information regarding Medmastery’s Privacy Policy can be viewed at: https://www.medmastery.com/privacy-policy

Release Date

This activity was originally released for credit on October 28, 2018.

Review Date

This activity was reviewed on September 4, 2020.

Termination Date

This activity is valid for credit through October 28, 2022.