Goals and Objectives

This activity will be of benefit to physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners.

The goal of this activity is to provide the learners with practical, evidence-based information to recognize and identify athletes at high risk for sudden cardiac death. The Seattle criteria for interpretation of electrocardiograms (ECGs) in athletes will be discussed, followed by presentation of different ECGs to assist the audience to recognize high risk conditions in athletes that can lead to sudden cardiac death.  Upon completion, the learner should be better prepared to:

  • Describe risk factors associated with sudden cardiac death;
  • Analyze ECG findings related to conditions associated with sudden cardiac death;
  • Describe the activity restrictions associated with high risk cardiac conditions that can lead to sudden cardiac death.

Course Information

CME Release Date: November 16th, 2017
Valid for credit through:  November 16th, 2018
Course type:  Video lecture
Sponsored in part by:  SMA Services, Inc.


Credits Available

Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Southern Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.  All healthcare professionals who are not MDs or DOs will receive a certificate of participation.


Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated; learners should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period noted, following these steps:

  • Read the goals and objectives, accreditation information, and author disclosures.
  • Study the educational content and references.
  • Online, choose the best answer to each test question. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score of 80%.
  • Complete the activity evaluation and attestation.

Upon completion of the evaluation and attestation, your certificate will be processed and emailed within 2 weeks.  Credits will be archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period you can contact Southern Medical Association for a duplicate copy of your credit.

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