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About this course

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Internet Enduring Material Sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine. Presented by Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine

This CME online activity seeks to improve the ability and skills of the practicing physician and allied professional to manage atrial fibrillation with appropriate, effective, timely interventions and timely referrals. The online activity will discuss techniques to optimize outcomes of catheter ablation, device therapy, and medical therapy of patients with atrial fibrillation. The online activity will utilize animated videos, interactive case scenarios, and quizzes to optimize learning.

Intended Audience

This course is designed for physicians in cardiology, family practice, primary care, internal medicine and other interested allied health professionals such as nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.


The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

If you would like to earn CME credit from Stanford University School of Medicine for participating in this course, please review the information here prior to beginning the activity.

What you'll learn

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  • Manage atrial fibrillation with appropriate, effective, timely interventions, including the ability to: identify asymptomatic atrial fibrillation, prescribe oral anticoagulation, recommend rate control strategies, recommend rhythm control strategies including catheter ablation.
  • Provide comprehensive management and care of patients with arrhythmias, including timely referrals to other sub specialists.
  • Identify sub-groups of patients with atrial fibrillation at risk for stroke and actively manage these patients to reduce their risk.

Meet your instructors

Paul Wang
Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular) and Bioengineering (by courtesy)
Stanford University
Sanjiv Narayan
Professor of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Stanford University

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