This activity is supported by an educational grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Alliance.

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Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA: has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Medtronic, Novartis, and Sanofi.

David S. Kountz, MD has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.

Darcy Theisen, NP has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.

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