Long School of Medicine

CABG to CA + BG - Improving Cardiovascular Outcomes in South Texas with Multiarterial Grafting

Course Description

This course will describe improving cardiovascular outcomes in South Texas with multiarterial grafting.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational goals of physicians and other healthcare professionals specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of patients requiring bypass.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the relative patency of various CABG conduits including left and right internal mammary arteries, radial arteries, and saphenous vein grafts
  • List the clinical and anatomic factors affecting patient selection for multiarterial grafting
  • Identify strategies to address the unique challenges to multiarterial grafting in South Texas
  • Summarize the long-term mortality and cardiovascular benefits of multiarterial grafting


Dawn Hui, MD (Speaker)
Associate Professor
UT Health San Antonio

Financial Disclosures:

Dawn Hui, MD is a UT Health San Antonio employee and does not have any relevant financial or non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests, nor any conscious conflicts of interest.

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)

Registration Information

No Charge

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.

Continuing Medical Education Credit

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 24 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.)

The 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.

The 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.


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