Activity ID



March 15, 2025

Format Type


CME Credit




CME Provider: JAMA

Description of CME Course

Cardiologist and JAMA Deputy Editor Greg Curfman, MD, discusses the many changes in the new AHA/ACC/HRS atrial fibrillation guidelines with University of Chicago cardiologists Gaurav Upadhyay, MD, and Francis Alenghat, MD, PhD. Major changes include recommendations for the use of various agents for anticoagulation, catheter ablation, and left atrial appendage occlusion.Index of content:2:19 Summary of the new ACC/AHA Atrial Fibrillation Guideline8:04 Cost and efficacy of NOACs used to treat atrial fibrillation11:42 Preference for specific NOACs14:00 Rate vs rhythm control20:00 How catheter ablation is performed26:20 Anticoagulation requirements following ablation31:23 How to achieve rate control32:25 Left atrial appendage occlusion devices36:29 New lifestyle recommendation37:44 More about rate vs rhythm control.

1. This activity is accredited by the American Medical Association.
2. This activity is free to AMA members.

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Educational Objectives

To understand the new recommendations for atrial fibrillation treatment, including anticoagulation medication, catheter ablation, and left atrial appendage occlusion.


Anticoagulation, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiology, Guidelines, Rhythm Disorders


Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning & Improvement

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Inpatient, Rural, Urban

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