Evidence-based Clinical Care: Aortic Valve Disease Clinical Pathway
This course presents different types of aortic valve disease (AVD) and reviews their diagnosis, management and treatment. Aortic stenosis, the most common valve disease in the United States, involves an obstruction of blood flow across the aortic valve. The classic triad of symptoms will be reviewed, as well as the mortality associated with AVD.
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Original Release Date: October 2018
Review Date: March 2022
Cardiologists, Internal Medicine Physicians, Hospitalists, Emergency Department Physicians, Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Radiologists, Advanced Practice Providers, Cardiovascular Technicians and Echocardiography Technicians.
- Explain the necessity of systemwide standardization of treatment options for the aortic valve disease (AVD) patient based on current, evidence-based practices.
- Implement the aortic stenosis, moderate to severe aortic stenosis, valve therapy, aortic regurgitation and bicuspid aortic valve aortopathy clinical pathways and associated power plans that are based on evidence-based practices applicable to the acute care setting.
- Stratify patients based on outpatient risk assessment of those with AVD and explain the available treatment options for these patients.
- Describe what aortic stenosis, aortic valve regurgitation and bicuspid aortic valve aortopathy are, along with standardized echocardiogram and imaging criteria associated with AVD.
- Utilize the criteria for surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) case selection and percutaneous transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
- Recognize the clinical sequelae associated with AVD.
- Monitor the quality measures associated with the treatment/care of AVD patients.
Damian Chaupin, M.D.
Baptist Health Medical Group
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Damian Chaupin, M.D., faculty of this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.
Niberto Moreno, M.D., and Ramon Quesada, M.D., have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.
*Ineligible companies -- Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
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Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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- 0.50 General certificate of attendance
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