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Listening for valve disease in primary care and ensuring good outcomes

Listening for valve disease in primary care and ensuring good outcomes

Format

Webcast

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

August 7, 2017

Updated

August 7, 2017

Programme Description

Valve disease is an underestimated growing public health problem. There is currently suboptimal surveillance and timely referral for assessment is often not achieved. Aortic valve replacement can considerably improve patients’ prognosis and quality of life.

This presentation, a shorter version of one presented at MIMS Learning Live, 9 June 2017, London, provides GPs and other healthcare professionals advice about diagnosing and referring patients with valve disease.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Understand the growing problem of valve disease and its burden on the NHS and society
  • Understand the pathogenesis of aortic stenosis
  • Have awareness of the treatment options for AS
  • Know when to refer patients for intervention
  • Author

    Activity and test author

    Dr Yassir Javaid
    Primary Care Cardiovascular Lead
    East Midlands Strategic Clinical Network
    UK

    Disclosure

    This learning module has been initiated, funded and reviewed by Edwards Lifesciences. Date of preparation: August 2017

    Instructions

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 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.

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    • 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
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