Venous Thrombosis and Thromboembolism: Advanced Performance Protocols and Interpretation and Updates on Medical and Interventional Disease Management, Part 1

August 12, 2020

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) are relatively common diseases and are amenable to therapy, but with a potentially fatal outcome if untreated. The diagnosis can be made in most patients with the use of noninvasive imaging tests, but limitations exist. The standard first choice of investigation in patients with suspected DVT is compression ultrasonography (CUS). Pre-sonography evaluation, including clinical assessment of patient history and physical, Well’s Score and D-dimer assay, are all important in clinical screening, as well as medical and interventional disease management. This course will provide attendees with details of advanced diagnostic protocols and interpretation and updates on medical and interventional disease management.

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Target Audience

Cardiologists and Sonographers  

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the prevalence of DVT and VTE in the United States.
  • Identify acquired and inherited risk factor and Virchow triad.
  • Define pre-sonography testing – Clinical examination, Wells Score and D-Dimer essay.
  • Optimize the use of duplex ultrasonography in the management of COVID-19 and DVT/VTE. 
  • Explain why LE duplex ultrasonography may not be the best diagnostic modality in the diagnosis of PE and examine its limitations.
  • Recognize the appropriate management for calf vein thrombosis.
  • Define ilio-femoral and femoro-popliteal DVT and explain its medical disease management.
  • Explain oral anticoagulation vs. systemic heparin.
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/12/2020 - 6:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
08/12/2020 - 7:00pm EDT
Live Webinar
United States

Ian Del Conde, M.D., FACC
Director, Vascular Medicine
Associate Director, Cardiology
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, a part of Baptist Health South Florida 
Miami, Florida

Ian Del Conde, M.D., has indicated that he has no relevant commercial interest relationships, and that he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation(s) or discussion(s).

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 live activity 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.

This activity has been approved for 1 credit hour, CE Broker Course #20-710475, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

The American Registry for Digital Medical Sonography (ARDMS) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

This activity has also been approved for 1 credit hour for Nurse Practitioners and Respiratory Credit is pending. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
Please login or register for a Baptist Health CME account to take this course.

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