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. 

Original Release Date: August 2021
Review Date: February 2023

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
  • 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 ABS MOC II
  • 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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Elliott J. Elias, M.D., MPH, FACC, FASE                               
Medical Director of Cardiac and Structural Imaging
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Baptist Health South Florida

Elliott J. Elias, M.D., speaker and conference director for this educational activity, 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., conference director for this educational activity, disclosed that he receives grant/research support from Medtronic and that he is a member of the speakers’ bureau for Penumbra. 

Muhammad Hasan, MBBch, RPVI, conference director for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

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 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.


American Board of Surgery - Maintenance of Certification (MOC) - Accredited CME -  Vascular Surgery

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.

Your participation information will be shared with specialty boards through the ACCME's PARS reporting system. Successful completion of a course examination is required. Submissions are recorded in approximately 48 hours. You will receive an email when your credits have been processed.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ABS MOC II
  • 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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