Echocardiography and Noninvasive Vascular Testing Lecture Series: Noninvasive Diagnosis of PFO for Suspected Cryptogenic Stroke – Transcranial Color Duplex Imaging vs. Echocardiography

November 17, 2021

The majority of ischemic strokes are due to cardioembolism, large vessel atherothromboembolism, small vessel occlusive disease, or other unusual mechanisms. However, many ischemic strokes occur without a well-defined etiology and are labeled as cryptogenic. This lecture will provide an overview of cryptogenic stroke, a discussion of stroke classification and the diagnosis using transcranial color Doppler imaging (TCDI) and echocardiography (TTE and TEE).

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

  • Define cryptogenic stroke.
  • Identify criteria to screen patients for cryptogenic stroke.
  • List the diagnostic protocols utilized in the diagnosis of cryptogenic stroke. 
  • Demonstrate the diagnostic criteria utilized in TCDI and echocardiography testing.  
     
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
10/10/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Event starts: 
11/17/2021 - 6:00pm
Event ends: 
11/17/2021 - 7:00pm
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United States

Ian Del Conde Pozzi, M.D., FACC
Director, Vascular Medicine
Associate Director, Cardiology
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, a part of Baptist Health South Florida 
Miami, Florida

Ian Del Conde-Pozzi, M.D., speaker for this educational activity, disclosed that he is a member of the speaker’s bureau for Abbott, Boston Scientific, Janssen and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, and that his presentation will not include discussion of off-label or unapproved 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 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 credit hours, CE Broker Course #20-853879, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

This activity has also been approved for 1 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

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