How Can the Interventional Radiologist Be Part of the Team?

This course will review postpartum hemorrhage and cases that have been delivered with the help of interventional radiologists. Learners will also hear about the role of interventional radiology in fibroid management and pelvic venous incompetence.

Target Audience

Obstetricians, Gynecologists, General Surgeons, General Practitioners, Family Physicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the role interventional radiology has played in the safe and effective treatment of postpartum hemorrhage.
  • Describe the indications for uterine artery embolization and its positive impact on patient outcomes.
  • Effectively diagnose and manage pelvic venous incompetence utilizing the latest concepts in interventional radiology.
Additional information
  • van Overhagen, H., & Reekers, J. A. (2015). Uterine artery embolization for symptomatic leiomyomata. Cardiovascular and interventional radiology, 38(3), 536-542.
  • Greenberg, J. I., Suliman, A., Iranpour, P., & Angle, N. (2007). Prophylactic balloon occlusion of the internal iliac arteries to treat abnormal placentation: a cautionary case. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 197(5), 470-e1.
  • Mitty, H. A., Sterling, K. M., Alvarez, M., & Gendler, R. (1993). Obstetric hemorrhage: prophylactic and emergency arterial catheterization and embolotherapy. Radiology, 188(1), 183-187.
  • Phillips, D., Deipolyi, A. R., Hesketh, R. L., Midia, M., & Oklu, R. (2014). Pelvic congestion syndrome: etiology of pain, diagnosis, and clinical management. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 25(5), 725-733.
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 Pharmacy
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Constantino S. Peña, M.D.
Medical Director of Vascular Imaging
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Diagnostic and Vascular & Interventional Radiologist
Baptist, Doctors, Homestead, South Miami and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals
Miami, Florida

Constantino S. Peña, M.D., is on the advisory boards for C.R. Bard and Boston Scientific and the speakers bureaus for EKOS Corporation, a BTG International Group Company; Cook Medical, Penumbra, Medtronic and C.R. Bard.

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

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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 enduring material 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.

Available Credit

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