Assessment of RV Reserve: Putting ‘At Rest’ Evaluations to Rest
Ryan Tedford, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA
Dr. Peter C. Gazes Endowed Chair in Heart Failure
Professor of Medicine/Cardiology
Section Chief, Heart Failure
Medical Director, Cardiac Transplantation
Director, Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Fellowship Training Program
Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
Often largely ignored in the past, the right ventricle is now recognized as a major determinant of outcomes in a myriad of diseases. Dr. Tedford will illustrate how RV contractile impairment contributes to poor outcomes in patients with systemic sclerosis and discuss novel ways to assess RV function.
At the conclusion of the activity a participant should be able to:
- Describe a clinical observation (and ultimately an incorrect theory) that led us to investigate right ventricular loading conditions and RV contractility in systemic sclerosis.
- Appraise emerging data on the role of RV reserve measurements including potential diagnostic and prognostic implications.
- Illustrate how these techniques may predict and mitigate the risk of RV failure after LVAD implantation.
Ryan Tedford, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA, is a consultant for Abbott, Edwards, Merck, Medtronic, Aria, Acorai, Lexicon, Alleviant, CareDx, Cytokinetics, Gradient, United Therapeutics and Abiomed. He is also a steering committee member for Abbott, Edwards and Merck.
The Planning Committee has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.
The Texas Heart Institute CME Staff has nothing to disclose relevant to this program.
The Program Reviewers have nothing to disclose relevant to this program.
All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.
The Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Texas Heart Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ABIM MOC Credit
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. Successful completion is a passing grade of 70% on the assessment in the CME evaluation.
CME credits & MOC points must be claimed within 24 hours after a live conference.