Management of Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation

Nidhi Rohatgi, MD, FACP, FHM

Based on the original module, Management of Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation by Paul Bailey, MD, and Peter Zimetbaum, MD

Summary

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in the postoperative period. It is important that hospitalists understand the current management of postoperative AF because it is a frequent reason for consultation. Moreover, there can be significant clinical implications including reduced quality of life due to symptoms, increased risk of ischemic stroke, increased length of stay, and an association with potentially serious postoperative complications, such as sepsis and increased mortality. The following module addresses the incidence, risk factors, natural history, evaluation, prevention, and management of postoperative AF.

Goal

To provide hospitalists with current information and guidelines for the evaluation and management of postoperative AF.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for hospitalists. No prerequisites required.

Learning Objectives

After completing the module, the participant should be able to:

  1. Identify the risk factors of postoperative AF and the pharmacologic prophylactic strategies used to prevent postoperative AF.
  2. Describe the clinical implications of postoperative AF.
  3. Discuss the evaluation of postoperative AF. 
  4. Propose a management plan for postoperative AF. 
Accreditation Statement

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

Credit Statement Designator

The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2.0 MOC points [and patient safety MOC credit] in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Release Date: 7/18/2019

Expiration Date: 7/18/2022

Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 2 hours

Conflict of Interest Disclosure

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, SHM requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. SHM resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All relevant financial relationships shall be disclosed to participants prior to the start of the activity.

Furthermore, SHM seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing medical education (CME) activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. SHM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities that promote improvements in healthcare and not those of a commercial interest.

Instructions

The following is an interactive educational module designed to help you gauge your basic knowledge of the topic and then direct you to areas you may need to focus on. It consists of several sections: a pre-test, a study program, a post-test, & CME evaluation. All sections must be completed to receive CME credit.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2.00 MOC points [and patient safety MOC credit] in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit
Course opens: 
07/18/2019
Course expires: 
07/18/2022
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Faculty & Disclosure

Nidhi Rohatgi, MD, MS, FACP, FHM
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and (by courtesy) Neurosurgery
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California

Dr. Rohatgi reports having no relevant financial or advisory relationships with corporate organizations related to this activity.


Leonard Feldman, MD, FACP, SFHM
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 
Urban Health Residency and Track Director
Associate Program Director, Osler Medical Residency
Founding Editor-in-Chief, Consultative & Perioperative Medicine Essentials for Hospitalists
Deputy Editor, Journal of Hospital Medicine 
Baltimore, Maryland

Dr. Feldman reports having no relevant financial or advisory relationships with corporate organizations related to this activity.

Kurt Pfeifer, MD, FACP, SFHM 
Professor of Medicine 
General Internal Medicine 
Medical Director, Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute Perioperative Services
Medical College of Wisconsin 
Associate Editor-in-Chief, Consultative & Perioperative Medicine Essentials for Hospitalists
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Dr. Pfeifer reports having no relevan financial or advisory relationships with corporate organizations related to this activity.  

Additional planners and faculty for this activity have no relevant relationships to disclose

 

SHM Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, SHM requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. SHM resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All relevant financial relationships shall be disclosed to participants prior to the start of the activity.

Furthermore, SHM seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing medical education (CME) activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. SHM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities that promote improvements in healthcare and not those of a commercial interest.
 

 

 

Accreditation Statement

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

Credit Statement Designator

The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2.0 MOC points [and patient safety MOC credit] in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2.00 MOC points [and patient safety MOC credit] in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
07/18/2019
Course expires: 
07/18/2022

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The following is an interactive educational module designed to help you gauge your basic knowledge of the topic and then direct you to areas you may need to focus on. It consists of several sections: a pre-test, a study program, a post-test, & CME evaluation. All sections must be completed to receive CME credit.

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