Vascular Disease Diagnosis Education and Awareness

Learn more about what to consider during your annual physical exams when a patient presents with circulatory concerns. Be better able to assess patients at risk for developing peripheral vascular disease and appropriately select diagnostic tools based on your determination of arterial or venous disease.

This course supports the efforts of Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute’s Vascular Disease Diagnosis Education and Awareness program.

 

Target Audience

Primary Care Physicians, Emergency Department Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians and Cardiologists.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize patients that present with risk factors for developing peripheral vascular disease and effectively screen these patients to reduce morbidity and mortality.
  • Implement a thorough annual physical exam screening for circulatory problems which can include abnormal pulse, carotid bruits and abnormal aortic aneurysms.
  • Distinguish between arterial and venous disease.
  • Utilize diagnostic methods to document the extent and location of peripheral vascular disease.
Additional information
Bibliography: 

Kalbaugh, C. A., Kucharska‐Newton, A., Wruck, L., Lund, J. L., Selvin, E., Matsushita, K., ... & Loehr, L. (2017). Peripheral artery disease prevalence and incidence estimated from both outpatient and inpatient settings among medicare fee‐for‐service beneficiaries in the atherosclerosis risk in communities (ARIC) study. Journal of the American Heart Association, 6(5), e003796.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
11/01/2018
Course expires: 
11/01/2021

Constantino S. Peña, M.D.
Medical Director of Vascular Imaging
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Interventional Radiologist
Baptist, Doctors, Homestead, South Miami and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals
Miami, Florida

Constantino S. Peña, M.D., has indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

Ricardo Cury, M.D., has indicated that he receives grant and research support from GE Healthcare.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no 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 enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
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