• The Brain-Heart Team Approach: Secondary Prevention After a Presumed PFO-Mediated Stroke

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM

    Thank you for joining us! Please complete the appropriate survey with the links below.  


    Physician Survey, CME Certificate, and Certificate of Participation

    Nurse Survey and Certificate

    (Nurse Certificate instructions below.)



    John D. Carroll, MD, FACC, MSCAI (Chair), University of Colorado Health Center

    Jeffrey L. Saver, MD, FAHA, FAAN, FANA (Chair), Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

    Scott E. Kasner, MD, MSCE, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian

    Steven R. Messe, MD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian

    David E. Thaler, MD, PhD, FAHA, Tufts Medical Center

    Jonathan M. Tobis, MD, MSCAI, UCLA Medical Center


    Learning Objectives

    • Describe the epidemiology and burden of cryptogenic ischemic stroke
    • List competencies and resources necessary to constitute a Brain-Heart team
    • Perform the complete evaluation of ischemic stroke patients to determine stroke mechanism
    • Describe key clinical trial data regarding the safety and efficacy of FDA-approved devices for PFO closure to prevent secondary stroke
    • Suspect PFO in patients with cryptogenic stroke and ensure appropriate team-based  evaluation
    • Deploy shared decision-making principles with cryptogenic stroke patients with PFO to determine the patients preferred secondary stroke prevention strategies


    This event is not part of the official International Stroke Conference 2019 as planned by the International Stroke Conference Program Committee.


    SCAI Accreditation Statement

    The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    SCAI designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


    Continuing Nursing Education

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and SCAI. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.7 contact hours.

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13485, for 1.7 contact hours.


    Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.


    Nurse Certificate Instructions

    We support green CE by offering your request for CE credit online. In order to obtain your CE certificate, please follow the steps below at the conclusion of the meeting:

    1. Go to www.cmeuniversity.com
    2. Register or Login (will take less than 1 minute)
    3. Type in 15173 at the top of the page, “Find Post-Test/Evaluation by Course”, click enter
    4. Click on activity title when it appears
    5. Choose the type of credit you would like
    6. Complete online Evaluation
    7. Receive an immediate CME Certificate to download and/or print for your files

    If you have any questions regarding the nursing CE certification for this activity, please contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine at: inquiries@pimed.com or 303-799-1930.