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Volume 79, Number 9

Using the ankle-brachial index to diagnose peripheral artery disease and assess cardiovascular risk

First Step: Review Information Below to Begin Activity

Release Date: September 1, 2012
Expiration Date: August 31, 2013

Description

Each learning activity within the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine CME series is based on an article from the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, a post-test, and an evaluation.

Learning Objective

Readers will use the ankle-brachial index to detect peripheral artery disease.

Target Audience

Directed to internists, and other physicians.

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

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 Director

Timothy Gilligan, MD
Taussig Cancer Institute and Department of Bioethics
Deputy Editor, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Authors / Faculty

Esther S. H. Kim, MD, MPH
Vascular Medicine Section,
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine,
Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic,
Cleveland, OH
Keattiyoat Wattanakit, MD, MPH
HeartCare Midwest,
Peoria, IL
Heather L. Gornik, MD, MHS
Vascular Medicine Section,
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine,
Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic,
Cleveland, OH

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)
  Fees for teaching and speaking (CME lectures):

Takeda Pharmaceuticals, URL Pharma

  Paid independent contractor (clinical trials): Savient Pharmaceuticals
  Consultant: Novartis, Pfizer, Savient, URL Pharma
  Section editor (rheumatology and immunology): The Merck Manual
 
Heather L. Gornik, MD, MHS
  Research grant support: Summit Doppler Systems, Inc.

The following faculty have indicated they have no relationship which, in the context of their contributions, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Timothy Gilligan, MD (Co-Activity Director)

Esther S. H. Kim, MD, MPH

Keattiyoat Wattanakit, MD, MPH

All other CCJM staff report no relevant financial relationships.

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This CME activity was produced by the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine and the Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education.

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