Echocardiography and Noninvasive Vascular Testing Lecture Series: Echocardiographic Assessment of Prosthetic Heart Valves

September 30, 2021

Echocardiography is the key noninvasive modality for evaluation of prosthetic valve structure and function. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is the mainstay for monitoring prosthetic valves and can generally identify normal function as well as evidence of valve dysfunction (stenosis). Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is particularly helpful in assessing valve structure and prosthetic valve regurgitation. This lecture will review echocardiography of prosthetic heart valves, management of patients with prosthetic heart valves and prosthetic valve complications.  

Target Audience

Cardiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, echocardiography and noninvasive vascular testing specialists, nurses, sonographers, pharmacists, respiratory therapists

American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Sonographers and vascular technologists may use these credits to fulfill their ARDMS requirements. The ARDMS accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
 

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate the different prosthetic valves commonly used in clinical practice.
  • Explain systematic TTE and TEE protocols used during follow-up visits.
  • Identify the criteria used in the diagnosis and classification of valve malfunction.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
08/10/2021
Course expires: 
10/29/2021
Event starts: 
09/30/2021 - 6:00pm
Event ends: 
09/30/2021 - 7:30pm
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Elliott J. Elias, M.D., MPH, FACC, FASE                
Cardiologist
Medical Director of Cardiac and Structural Imaging
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Baptist Health South Florida

Elliott J. Elias, M.D., speaker and co-conference director, disclosed that he is a member of the speakers’ bureau for Abbott Laboratories, and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage. 

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.

Other non-faculty contributors involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

*Ineligible Companies - Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Planning Group Disclosures

Muhammad Hasan, MBBCh, RPVI, indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation(s) or discussion(s).Planning Group Disclosures

Elliott J. Elias, M.D., disclosed that he is a member of the speakers bureau for Abbott Laboratories, and his participation will not include discussion of off-label or unapproved product usage.

Brian J. Schiro, M.D., disclosed that he receives grant/research support from Medtronic and the he is a member of the speaker’s bureau for Penumbra and Sirtex. Dr. Schiro has also disclosed that his lecture will include discussion of off-label or unapproved usage.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

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 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 1.5 credit hours, CE Broker Course #20-804500, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

This activity has also been approved for 1.5 credit hours for Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists and Respiratory Therapists. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.

American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Sonographers and vascular technologists may use these credits to fulfill their ARDMS requirements. The ARDMS accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
 

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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