FPE 457 Valvular Heart Disease in Adults

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  1. Describe recommended monitoring intervals for echocardiograms for asymptom¬atic patients with valvular heart disease (VHD).
  2. 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.
  3. Describe the principles of noninvasive medical treatment of patients with VHD.
  4. Summarize the indications for open surgical valve replacement versus transcatheter aortic valve replacement in patients with aortic stenosis.
  5. Prescribe an appropriate antithrombotic regimen for patients who have undergone surgical or transcatheter heart valve replacement.
  6. Recommend appropriate physical activity regimens for patients taking anticoagulant drugs.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Cost:
$500.00

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Available Credit

  • 5.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
12/31/2019

Price

Cost:
$500.00
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