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ACCME Accreditation Statement

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery designates this live activity for a maximum 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Desired Learning Outcomes

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to: Describe the indications for the surgical treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and rhythm disorders.Identify basic underlying mechanisms of arrhythmias, and apply techniques in cardiac recording and mapping, and clinical electrophysiology.Assess various operative techniques for the treatment of arrhythmias and discuss postprocedural cardiac monitoring and appropriate follow-up.Examine interventional approaches to atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, inappropriate sinus tachycardia, and transvenous and epicardial lead implantation and extraction techniques.

Disclosure of Financial Relationships

The planners and faculty for this activity do not have any relevant relationships with ACCME-defined ineligible companies to disclose unless listed here. All relevant relationships have been mitigated according to ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education.

Disclosure of Commercial Support

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery received commercial support from the following organizations: