CME/CE: Botulinum Toxin May Prevent Afib Folllowing Bypass

Publication Date:
Sun, 11/01/2015
By: Alere Staff

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American Heart Association

ACTIVE DATE

October 21, 2015 – October 21, 2017

CREDIT

Physicians: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™

DESCRIPTION

Injections of botulinum toxin into the fat surrounding the heart following coronary bypass significantly reduced the incidence of atrial fibrillation immediately after surgery and a year later. The results from the small study show that treatment with botulinum toxin can effectively suppress Afib incidence long-term following surgery, but the findings will need to be confirmed in larger trials.

LINK

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Arrhythmias/54200