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Chest Pain? Quit Stressin’ It!

May 1 @ 12:10 pm - 1:10 pm


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 Chest Pain? Quit Stressing It!

Presented by: Raman Mitra, MD and Michael Grantham, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role of coronary calcium and CTA in assessing coronary artery disease
  • Understand physiology of fractional flow reserve (FFR) and Clinical implications
  • Review clinical studies comparing CTAFFR approach to standard care of nuclear stress testing and invasive cardiac catheterization
  • Compare radiation exposure of CTAFFR to standard approach
  • Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of various studies (SPECT, CCTA, ICA, FFR, and CT FFR) used to evaluate for coronary ischemia.


Dr. Mitra graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency, followed by fellowships in both cardiovascular disease and clinical electrophysiology, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and clinical electrophysiology. Dr. Mitra is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the Heart Rhythm Society. He served as director of Electrophysiology, Arrhythmia and Pacemaker Services at Rush Presbyterian Medical Center in Chicago for several years prior to coming to South Bend in 1996. His special interests include catheter ablation of complex supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias, heart failure including implantable device therapy, atrial fibrillation management and ablation, cardiac molecular genetics, prevention of heart disease and cardiovascular conditions in women and athletes.


Dr. Grantham started his affiliation with Radiology, Inc. in 2000. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Dakota and Bismarck State College. Dr. Grantham received his medical degree from the University of North Dakota. He completed both his residency and fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Grantham is board certified by the American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Radiology and holds medical licenses in Ohio, Florida and Indiana. Dr. Grantham has served as the chief and vice chief of radiology at Memorial hospital. Dr. Grantham has completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal radiology and has a special interest for cardiac imaging.


Accreditation Statement: The Beacon Health System is accredited by the Indiana State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: Beacon Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure: Physician(s) and all planners associated with this activity do not have any potential conflict of interest.

Disclosure Statement: As a CME provider accredited by the Indiana State Medical Association, Beacon Health System must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all sponsored educational programs. All faculty participating in these programs must complete a disclosure statement indicating any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the continuing education program. This pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufactures, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic.

Commercial Support: No commercial support was used in planning or implementation of the CME activity.

Questions may be directed to Jenai White  at 574.647.7691 or


May 1
12:10 pm - 1:10 pm
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