Mitral Valve Disease Imaging

Echocardiography is the main imaging modality to evaluate mitral valve regurgitation and to assess the severity of hemodynamic consequences. This activity will present how the management plan and selection of intervention rely completely on echocardiography assessment of valve morphology and the extent of disease. 

Target Audience

Cardiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, sonographers and vascular technologists. 

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the anatomy and pathophysiology of mitral valve regurgitation.
  • Describe the details of TTE and TEE protocols.
  • Identify specific criteria used in the classification of disease severity.
  • Demonstrate the criteria used for patient selection.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Otto, C.M., Nishimura, R., et al (2020). 2020 Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease: Guidelines Made Simple. December. 
  • Baumgartner, H., Falk, V., Bax, J.J., DeBonis, M., Hamm, C., Holm, P.J. & Zamorano, J.L. (2017) 2017 ESC/EACTS guidelines for the management of valvular heart disease. European heart journal, 38(36), 2739-2791. 
  • Stone, G.W., Lindenfeld, J., Abraham, W.T. et al (2018). Transcatheter Mitral-Valve Repair in Patients with Heart Failure. The New England journal of medicine, 379(24), 2307-2318.  
  • Obadia, J.F., Messika-Zeitoun, D., Leurent, G., et al. (2018). Percutaneous repair or medical treatment for secondary mitral regurgitation. New England Journal of Medicine, 379(24), 2297-2306. 
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
Course opens: 
08/01/2021
Course expires: 
07/31/2022

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. 

Brian J. Schiro, M.D., co-conference director, disclosed that he receives grant/research support from Medtronic and that he is a member of the speakers’ bureau for Penumbra. 

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals 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 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 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 Credits™. 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 Nursing
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