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Volume 86, Number 8

Infective endocarditis: Beyond the usual tests

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Release Date: August 1, 2019
Expiration Date: July 31, 2020

Estimated Time of Completion: 1 hour

Description

Newer imaging tests are increasingly used as alternatives or adjuncts to echocardiography for selected patients.

Learning Objective

Readers will use imaging tests logically in cases of suspected infective endocarditis.

Target Audience

Directed to practitioners in hospital medicine, emergency medicine, infectious disease, cardiology, and internal medicine.

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.

ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Your credit will be reported to the ABIM within 90 days of claiming 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
of Case Western Reserve University,
Editor in Chief, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine,
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Co-Activity Directors

Pelin Batur, MD, NCMP, CCD
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health Institute,
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
of Case Western Reserve University,
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

Nkemdilim Mgbojikwe, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine;
Assistant Director of Clinical Operations, Hospitalist Program,
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Steven R. Jones, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine;
Director, Inpatient Cardiology,
Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute, Baltimore, MD

Thorsten M. Leucker, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology,
Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine;
Director of Basic and Translational Vascular Biology Research
within the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention
of Heart Disease, Baltimore, MD

Daniel J. Brotman, MD
Professor of Medicine,
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine;
Director, Hospitalist Program,
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

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, Teaching, Speaking Genentech
  Consulting Horizon Pharma
  Consulting, Advisory committee, Review panels Takeda Pharmaceutical Ltd.
Daniel J. Brotman, MD
  Consulting Portola
Christian Nasr, MD
  Teaching, Speaking Eisai, Genzyme/Sanofi, Shire
  Advisory committee, Review panels Exelixis, Nevro Corporation, Pfenex

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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