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Volume 85, Number 3

Acute cardiorenal syndrome: Mechanisms and clinical implications

 

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Release Date: March 1, 2018
Expiration Date: February 28, 2019

Estimated Time of Completion: 1 hour

Description

Volume overload is central to its pathogenesis, and accurate assessment of volume status is critical.

Learning Objective

Readers will recognize the mechanisms and signs of acute cardiorenal syndrome and differentiate it from acute kidney injury due to other causes in patients with heart failure.

Target Audience

Directed to practitioners in cardiology, emergency medicine, hospital medicine, nephrology, and critical care.

Accreditation

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

Activity Director and Authors

Activity Director

Brian F. Mandell, MD, PhD
Chairman, Department of Medicine, Education Institute,
Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine,
Editor in Chief, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine,
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Co-Activity Directors

Pelin Batur, MD
Department of Community Internal Medicine,
Education Director, Primary Care Women’s Health Program,
Deputy Editor, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine,
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Craig Nielsen, MD
Vice Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine,
Deputy Editor, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine,
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Kristi Thomsen
Executive Editor, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine,
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Authors

Guramrinder S. Thind, MD
Resident, Department of Internal Medicine,
Western Michigan University School of Medicine,
Kalamazoo, MI

Mark Loehrke, MD, FACP
Chair and Associate Program Director,
Department of Internal Medicine;
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Western Michigan University School of Medicine,
Kalamazoo, MI

Jeffrey L. Wilt, MD, FACP, FCCP
Director, Medical Critical Care Services,
Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo MI;
Associate Professor of Medicine and Director,
Pulmonary and Critical Care Curriculum,
Western Michigan University School of Medicine,
Kalamazoo, MI

CME Disclaimer

The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In no event will The Cleveland Clinic Foundation be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

Disclosures

In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias.

The following faculty have indicated that they have a relationship which, in the context of their contributions, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Brian F. Mandell, MD, PhD (Activity Director)
  Consulting Horizon Pharma
  Consulting Ironwood Pharmaceuticals

All other authors, co-activity directors, reviewers and CCJM staff report no relevant financial relationships which, in the context of their contributions, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest.


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