Cardiovascular Conference Series: Aortic Stenosis – The New Frontier
Aortic valve stenosis (AS) is the commonest form of valvular heart disease in the Western world. Its prevalence increases exponentially with age and it is present in 2-7% of all patients over 65 years of age. In view of the considerable cardiovascular morbidity and mortality associated not only with AS, but even its earlier stage, aortic sclerosis, many investigations have been directed towards better understanding of its pathogenesis, with the ultimate objective of developing strategies to retard its progression.
Please join Dr. Elliot Elias as he discusses the latest innovation in the diagnosis and management of aortic stenosis.
|Live- Baptist Hospital 5MCVI|
Cardiologists, Interventional Cardiologists, Interventional Radiologists, General Internists, Primary Care Physicians, Intensivist, General Surgeons, Gynecologists, Anesthesiologists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Hospitalists, Nurses, Pharmacists and other interested healthcare providers.
- Determine the prevalence and clinical importance of asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis.
- Identify the appropriate complementary investigation to perform for patients presenting with asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis.
- Identify indications and recommendations for aortic valve replacement.
- Identify the pros and cons of an early invasive aortic valve replacement strategy compared to medical surveillance for patients with asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis.
Elliot Elias, M.D.
Elliot Elias, M.D. indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation(s) or discussion(s).
Dr. Marcus St. John, conference director, is a member of the Speakers’ Bureau for Abiomed. Other non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been approved for 1 credit hour, CE Broker Course #20-103402, by the Florida Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.
This activity has also been approved for 1 credit hour for Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists (direct delivery) and pharmacists. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
- 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
- 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
- 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
- 1.00 General certificate of attendance
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