457 Valvular Heart Disease in Adults
Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:
- Describe recommended monitoring intervals for echocardiograms for asymptomatic patients with valvular heart disease (VHD).
- Summarize recommendations for the screening of first-degree relatives of patients with bicuspid aortic valves to identify family members with bicuspid valves or thoracic aortic aneurysms.
- Describe the principles of noninvasive medical treatment of patients with VHD.
- Summarize the indications for open surgical valve replacement versus transcatheter aortic valve replacement in patients with aortic stenosis.
- Prescribe an appropriate antithrombotic regimen for patients who have undergone surgical or transcatheter heart valve replacement.
- Recommend appropriate physical activity regimens for patients taking anticoagulant drugs.
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Steven M. Hollenberg, MD, is a professor of medicine in the division of cardiovascular diseases at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden, New Jersey. He also serves as director of the coronary care unit at Cooper University Hospital. Dr Hollenberg is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and critical care medicine.
Xin Zhang, MD, is a cardiovascular disease fellow at Cooper University Hospital, Camden.
John F. Trujillo, MD, is a cardiovascular disease fellow at Cooper University Hospital, Camden.
Zubair A. Khan, MD, is a cardiovascular disease fellow at Cooper University Hospital, Camden. His clinical interests include subclinical atherosclerosis, preventive cardiology, coronary artery disease, and interventional cardiology.
- 5.00 AAFP prescribed