Venous Thrombosis and Thromboembolism: Advanced Performance Protocols and Interpretation and Updates on Medical and Interventional Disease Management, Part 2

August 26, 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

  • Apply proper protocol of lower extremity duplex ultrasonography.
  • Describe compression sonography imaging.
  • Examine spectral Doppler imaging and recognize why groin (CFV) waveforms are important to accurately interpret.
  • Define lower extremity venous duplex ultrasonography critical testing values.
  • Identify aging deep venous thrombosis: acute and subacute DVT vs. chronic venous fibrosis.
  • Describe lower extremity duplex ultrasonography, examine its possible use as a primary screening tool in the diagnosis of PE and recognize its limitations.
  • Identify interventional PE and DVT disease management: Lysis and Extraction.
  • Review the updated criteria on the use of lysis and extraction. 
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
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/26/2020 - 6:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
08/26/2020 - 7:00pm EDT
Live Webinar
United States

Brian J. Schiro, M.D
Vascular and Interventional Radiologist
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute A Part of Baptist Health South Florida 
Medical Director, Non-invasive Lab, Baptist Hospital
Miami, Florida

Brian J. Schiro, M.D., disclosed that he receives grant/research support from Medtronic and that he is a member of the speaker’s bureau for Penumbra and Sirtex. Dr. Schiro has also disclosed that his lecture will include discussion of off-label or unapproved usage.

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 #20-710481, 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, Nurses, Pharmacists and Respiratory Therapists. 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
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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