Long School of Medicine

Advancements in the Management of Atrial Fibrillation

Course Description

This presentation will provide an overview of atrial fibrillation and the various management options that can be used to treat the disease.  

Target Audience

This educational activity is designed to meet the goals of primary care physicians, allied healthcare providers, residents, fellows, and specialists involved in the care of patients with atrial fibrillation.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the epidemiology and prevalence of atrial fibrillation
  • Present a concise and clinically relevant overview of current management strategies for atrial fibrillation
  • Provide an overview of recent advancements in therapies for atrial fibrillation
  • Discuss the indications for and benefits of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation
  • Discuss the indications for and benefits of left atrial appendage closure techniques
  • Review the types of patients who may benefit from catheter ablation and left atrial appendage closure to treat their atrial fibrillation


Manoj Panday, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
UT Health San Antonio

Financial Disclosure

Manoj M. Panday, MD has disclosed having current consultant relationship agreements with Janssen, Pfizer, and Bristol Myers along with having past consultant agreements with Sanofi-Aventis, Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Biotronik, Daiichi Sankyo, and Abbot. Dr. Panday also receives research support from Boston Scientific and SentreHeart.

The planning committee members below do not have any relevant financial relationship to disclose:

Steve Soliz, MBA, BSN, RN (Planner)

Mio Kitano, MD (Planner)

Ralph Foster II, MBA (Planner)

Physician Participation

Upon completion of viewing the online presentation, please follow the instructions at the end of the presentation to complete the evaluation. Once the evaluation is completed, the user will be provided the option to print their certificate.

Program Registration Information

Registration Fees - No Charge $0.00

Continuing Medical Education Credit - Accreditation Statement

As an ACCME-accredited CME provider, The UT Health Science Center San Antonio must ensure that its CME activities are independent of the control of commercial interests. All speakers and planning committee members for the UT Health Science Center San Antonio sponsored programs are expected to disclose (prior to the activity) all “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. (“Relevant” financial interest or other relationships can include such things as grant or research support, employees, consultants, major stockholders, members of speaker bureau, etc.)

UT Health Science Center San Antonio and Steve Soliz, course director and content reviewer for the activity, have reviewed all financial disclosure information for all speakers, facilitators, and planning committee members; and determined and resolved all conflicts of interests.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The UT Health Science Center San Antonio and the University Health System. The UT Health Science Center San Antonio is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians

UT Health Science Center San Antonio designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts certificates of attendance for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Healthcare professionals receiving a certificate of attendance should consult with their licensing board for information on applicability and acceptance

Credit may be obtained upon successful completion of the activity’s evaluation.