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Cardiology Grand Rounds

Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement
The Interventionalist Perspective

Date of Online Release: June 28, 2013
Date of Original Grand Rounds: January 25, 2013
Credits: .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
See link to Course Materials below.


CME Information - Overview

This presenter will discuss the current state of percutaneous aortic valve replacement for patients with severe aortic stenosis. 

Educational Objectives
The intended result of this activity is increased knowledge. At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to-

  • Identify patients with severe aortic stenosis who are potential candidates for TAVI.
  • Examine immediate results and in-hospital complications for TAVI. 
  • Evaluate long-term results of TAVI.

Target Audience
The intended audience for this continuing medical education activity includes cardiologists, surgeons, internist, and researchers.

Method of Instruction / Participation
This online enduring material comprises slide sets with text and audio derived from a live cardiology grand rounds presentation with post activity assessment and evaluation.

Evaluation / Feedback
We value your feedback; please send your suggestions and comments to the Office of Continuing Medical Education at Texas Heart Institute, cme@texasheart.org.

Speaker

   
Igor F. Palacios, MD


Igor F. Palacios, MD
Director, Interventional Cardiology;
Associate Professor of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA 


 

Accreditation / Credit Designation 

Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Texas Heart Institute designates this educational activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Estimated Study Time
The estimated time to complete this activity, including review of the materials and completion of the course assessment is 45 minutes.

Repurposing Statement
If you previously completed and received credit for the live CME-sponsored grand rounds entitled, Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement – The Interventionalist Perspective on January 11, 2013, please note that you will not receive credit for completing this activity. Participants who take part in an identical activity, even in order to validate learning or to clarify specific topics, cannot claim, nor will the Texas Heart Institute award, duplicate credit for the activity.

Term of Approval  
June 28, 2013 through June 28, 2016. Continuation of CME credit from June 28, 2016 depends on a thorough review of the content for currency and accuracy.

Peer Review
In June 2013, this continuing medical education activity was reviewed for currency and accuracy of content by Patrick J. Hogan, MD, FACC, Director, Learning Resource Center and Co-Chairman, Medical Education Committee—Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas. Dr. Hogan does not have any disclosures relevant to this program.

Disclosure of Relationships
It is the intent of the Texas Heart Institute to ensure that its educational mission and its continuing medical activities in particular, should not be influenced by the special interests of individuals associated with its program.

Faculty Disclosure
In accordance with the guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, faculty members have disclosed their relationships, with either the manufacturers of commercial products discussed, or the corporate organizations offering educational grants for the live continuing medical education activity.

Dr. Palacios is a proctor for Edwards Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

The Planning Committee has nothing to disclose
The THI CME Staff have nothing to disclose
The Program Reviewers have nothing to disclose.

Course Materials and CME Credit 

This online enduring material comprises one presentation. By clicking on the course materials link, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the CME information provided above. After viewing the presentation, you must complete an assessment and evaluation to obtain CME credit for this activity.

Course Materials

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