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CME: Understanding Cardiac Screening

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The article, “Understanding Cardiac Screening: The Nuclear Stress Test & Coronary Artery Calcium Score” authored by E.J. Balbona, MD and J.T. Balbona, has been approved for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit.TM

E.J. Balbona, MD, Art of Medicine PA, Jacksonville, J.T. Balbona, Medical Student, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa.


  1. Understand the use of positive and negative predictive values in cardiac testing selection.
  2. Learn the high prevalence and risks of unrecognized and undiagnosed pre-symptomatic coronary artery disease.
  3. Understand the use of cardiac calcium scoring to obtain benefits in both patient and physician behaviors and greater preventive care measures.

Date of Release: August 1, 2019

Date Credit Expires: August 1, 2021

CME Credit Eligibility:
A minimum passing grade of 70% must be achieved. Only one re-take opportunity will be granted. 

Faculty Disclosure:
E.J. Balbona, MD and J.T. Balbona report no significant relations to disclose, financial or otherwise with any commercial supporter or product manufacturer associated with this activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest:
St. Vincent’s Healthcare (SVHC) requires speakers, faculty, CME Committee and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this educations activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly evaluated by SVHC for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the presentation and educational materials used as basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. 

Joint Sponsorship Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of St. Vincent’s Healthcare and the Duval County Medical Society. St. Vincent’s Healthcare designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit.TM Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.