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VIDEO: Discussion continues on maintenance of certification in intervention cardiology

VIDEO: Discussion continues on maintenance of certification in intervention cardiology
May 24, 2015

SAN DIEGO — In this video, Charles E. Chambers, MD, FSCAI, interventional cardiologist from Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute and immediate past president of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, outlines the position of the society on maintenance of certification requirements for interventional cardiologists.

Chambers affirmed the society's "commitment to lifelong learning," but also acknowledged concerns about modifications to the requirements put in place by the American Board of Internal Medicine in January 2014, and the role of SCAI in the ongoing discussion about the optimal method to address recertification.

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Opening the Window of Time in Stroke Therapy: New Evidence for the Emergency Department

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