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This course is a part of ANESTHESIOLOGY Journal CME 2014 Annual Subscription

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Case Scenario: A Patient on Dual Antiplatelet Therapy with an Intracranial Hemorrhage after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention,” by Naik et al.


Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a common procedure; in the United States alone it is performed approximately 600,000 times annually. This month's journal CME article discusses the indications for PCI, the evolution of stent therapy, and the management of an intracranial hemorrhage while on dual anti-platelet therapy. A case report is also presented that describes a 59-year-old patient who recently had a PCI performed and his subsequent experience in the intensive care unit.

The focus of ANESTHESIOLOGY Journal CME is to educate readers on current developments in the science and clinical practice of anesthesiology.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Manage dual antiplatelet drug therapy in perioperative patients who have bare metal stents or drug-eluting stents.
  • Identify patient risk of abnormal platelet function in the perioperative period.
  • Provide best anesthetic management to patients with coronary artery stents and spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage.

Faculty & Credentials:

Editor-in-Chief: James C. Eisenach, M.D., receives consulting fees from Medtronics, Adynxx, Vertex, NeurogesX, Targacept, and Aerial Biopharma.

CME EditorsLeslie C. Jameson, M.D., receives honoraria from Masimo and honoraria from GE Medical International. Dan J. Kopacz, M.D., has ownership in Solo-Dex LLC.

AuthorsBhiken I. Naik, M.B.B.Ch., Ellen C. Keeley, M.D., M.S., Daryl R. Gress, M.D., and Zhiyi Zuo, M.D., Ph.D., have reported no financial relationships with commercial interests.

ASA Staff: Employees involved in planning have no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Resolutions of Conflicts of Interest

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the American Society of Anesthesiologists will implement mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME activity.


The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

Core Competencies:

Medical knowledge

Target Audience:

ANESTHESIOLOGY Journal CME is intended for anesthesiologists. Researchers and other health care professionals with an interest in anesthesiology may also participate.

CME Credit:

1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

1.00 Non-physician Credit

Non-physicians may receive a Certificate of Completion stating that this activity was designated for 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


Anesthesiology’s Journal CME is open to all readers. To take part in Anesthesiology Journal-based CME, complete the following steps:

  1. Read the CME information presented on this page.
  2. Register at Non-members will be asked to provide payment.
  3. Read this month’s article designated for CME credit available online within the activity.
  4. Achieve a score of at least 50% correct on the six-question online journal CME quiz and complete the evaluation.
  5. Claim credit in15-minute increments, for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per journal article.

Required Hardware / Software:

Adobe Acrobat Reader, Internet connection, web browser version must have been released within the last three years.

Activity Release Date:

08/19/2014 (All day)

Activity Expiration Date:

08/18/2017 (All day)

Estimated Time to Complete:

60 minutes