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Valvular heart disease: clinical review

Valvular heart disease: clinical review

Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours

Published

April 15, 2016

Updated

May 23, 2016
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Programme Description

Dr Rajiv Sankaranarayanan summarises the four most common disorders of valvular heart disease – aortic stenosis and regurgitation, and mitral stenosis and regurgitation - and outlines strategies for their management. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include how to distinguish between the different valvular lesions, and the impact of intervention on prognosis.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Compare the aetiology and classification of valvular lesions
  • Correlate clinical signs and symptoms with investigations
  • Determine which lesions are clinically relevant
  • Reflect on the stages of progression of valvular heart disease
  • Understand medical management strategies and surgical treatments
  • Consider which factors are associated with a poor prognosis
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Rajiv Sankaranarayanan
    Cardiology specialist registrar in electrophysiology
    University Hospitals South Manchester
    Honorary research fellow
    University of Manchester
    Manchester
    United Kingdom

    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. 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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