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Aortic valve disease: clinical review

Aortic valve disease: clinical review

Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours

Published

August 11, 2016

Updated

November 21, 2016
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Programme Description

Dr Wern Yew Ding and Dr Robert Cooper outline the clinical features of aortic valve disease. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include the aetiology of aortic stenosis and regurgitation, secondary care options, and the latest therapy guidelines.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Perform clinical examinations to diagnose aortic valve disease
  • Distinguish between aortic stenosis and aortic regurgitation
  • Identify congenital and acquired valvular aortic stenosis
  • Recognise a deterioration in functional capacity in aortic stenosis
  • Consider the role of pharmacological treatment
  • Understand ESC guidelines for surgical options
  • Monitor symptoms post-intervention
  • Authors

    Activity and test authors
    Dr Wern Yew Ding
    ST3 Cardiology
    Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
    UK

    Dr Robert Cooper
    ST7 Cardiology
    Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
    Liverpool
    UK

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.

    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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