November 9, 2021 | Contemporary Management of Atrial Fibrillation

Explore the latest treatment options for this common but complex cardiovascular condition in a session led by expert physicians in the field. Presented in partnership with PeaceHealth, Oregon Health Forum is pleased to offer this Continuing Medical Education (CME) Qualifying Event. It is free of charge and best suited for clinicians who may see patients with this disorder. CME credit is available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss current pharmacologic therapy for rate and rhythm control
  • Describe anticoagulation strategies for stroke prevention
  • Define the role of left atrial appendage management in stroke prevention
  • Define the role of catheter ablation in atrial fibrillation
  • Evaluate the concept of Hybrid AF ablation (Convergent)
  • Describe concomitant AF ablation during open heart surgery

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 PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center and The Oregon Health Forum and is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designated Credit Statement:
PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Disclosures:
Any disclosures will be announced prior to the activity.


Sally Mack
Strategic Planning and Business Development Consultant


Sree Karanam, MD, FHRS
PeaceHealth Oregon Heart and Vascular Institute

Sree Karanam received his medical degree from Kurnool Medical College in Kurnol, India. His Internal Medicine residency and Cardiology fellowship were completed at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia, Missouri. He then relocated to Burlington, MA where he completed his fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Karanam joined OHVI in 2018 and is an experienced cardiac device implanter and highly skilled in AF and VT ablations including Cryoballoon pulmonary vein isolation, trans septal access, advanced intra cardiac echo imaging, 3D mapping and epicardial access for catheter ablations.

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Ashok Venkataraman, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgeon
PeaceHealth Oregon Heart and Vascular Institute

Dr. Venkataraman was born in India but spent his formative years in Singapore. He received his medical degree from the National University of Singapore, his general surgery training at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and his fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Loyola University Health System in Chicago. He joined OHVI in 2017 and enjoys treating patients in all aspects of adult cardiothoracic surgery, coronary disease, valvular heart disease, aortic disease, transcatheter interventions, surgery for atrial fibrillation and minimally invasive thoracic surgery utilizing both thoracoscopic and robotic assisted techniques.

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