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Tobacco's Impact on Cardiovascular Health
Presenter: Satish Kenchaiah, M.D., M.P.H
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Knowledge Gap: 
The purpose of this activity is to understand the hemodynamic effects of nicotine and review evidence supporting the link between smoking and endothelial injury, thrombosis, inflammation, diabetes, and atherogenesis. Discuss the association between tobacco and sudden death, stroke, aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease, myocardial infarction, and heart failure. 

Target Audience
The target audience includes all healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals who would like to learn about smoking cessation treatment in clinical practice and how it pertains to their respective profession. 

Release and Expiration Dates
4/1/2016 - 4/1/2019


1. Describe scientific evidence linking tobacco use and cardiovascular disease.
2. Identify cardiovascular benefits of smoking cessation 

Biographical Info
Satish Kenchaiah, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of medicine, is the director of preventive cardiology and an attending physician in noninvasive cardiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). His research is focused on risk factors of heart failure and determinants of cardiac structure and function.

Kenchaiah received a KL2 Mentored Career Development Award in 2014 to develop and apply new cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging tools and expand his knowledge of genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics. He plans to determine how muscle mass is distributed in various regions of the heart, identify factors including genes that may be linked to variation in distribution of heart muscle mass, and examine the role of these in the risk of heart attack, stroke, and heart failure, and survival prediction.

Kenchaiah earned his medical degree from Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore University, in India and Master of Public Health degree from Harvard School of Public Health. He completed a residency in internal medicine (Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Cornell University Medical College) and fellowships in cardiovascular epidemiology (Framingham Heart Study), preventive cardiology (VA Boston Healthcare System, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Boston University School of Medicine), cardiovascular diseases (University of California, Irvine Medical Center), and advanced cardiac imaging (Duke University Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University, and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute [NHLBI]). He joined the faculty at UAMS in 2013. 


Speaker Disclosures:
The planners, speakers, moderators, peer reviewers and /or panelists of this CE activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Kim Miller
Sarah Kinder
Susan Smith Dodson
Jordan Brazeal
Mark Jansen

Satish Kenchaiah, M.D., M.P.H.,

Peer Reviewers: 
Ryan Adkins, MD
Susan Smith Dodson, RN
Kathy Hall, RN
Sundae Lanier, RN
Kristina Morrison, RN
Amanda Novack, MD
Melanie Strawn, CHES/MCHES

Instructions to obtain credit:

1.       Launch the activity 
2.       Complete the pre-test 
3.       View the entire activity online 
4.       Complete the post-test 
           (must pass the post-test with a score of 80% to receive credit)
           You may retake the post-test if you do not receive a passing score.
5.       Complete Evaluation 
Print certificate or transcript (Available in the “My Profile” tab).


ANCC Accreditation Statement:
Center of Distance Health, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission of Accreditation

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Little Rock, AR 72205
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ACCME Accreditation Statement: 
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


UAMS Office of Continuing Education 
4301 West Markham Street #525 
Little Rock, AR 72205 
Phone: 501-661-7962 Fax: 501-661-7968

Direct Provider Statement 
“UAMS College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”


Designation Statement 
The UAMS College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Disclosure Policy statement
It is the policy of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all directly or jointly provided educational activities. All individuals who are in a position to control the content of the educational activity (course/activity directors, planning committee members, staff, teachers, or authors of CE) must disclose all relevant financial relationships they have with any commercial interest(s) as well as the nature of the relationship. Financial relationships of the individual’s spouse or partner must also be disclosed, if the nature of the relationship could influence the objectivity of the individual in a position to control the content of the CE. The ACCME describes relevant financial relationships as those in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. Individuals who refuse to disclose will be disqualified from participation in the development, management, presentation, or evaluation of the CE activity.


Cost to receive credit
No cost to LOD Members.
$20 - Non LOD Members

Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
103 Registered Users
1 Hours> Non-Accredited

1 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

1 Contact Hours> American Nurses Credentialing Center> ANCC

1 CECH, 1 CECH> National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. > CHES