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A Tortuous Path

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Course Details

Credit/contact hours: .25
Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes
Publication Date: May 10, 2018
Expiration date: May 9, 2021

Description:

An image can be worth a thousand words. In this course, we review an image of a right coronary catheter accessing the aorta via a right radial artery approach and discuss issues, concerns, and potential solutions for radial artery catheterization.

You Will Learn

  • To correctly interpret the path taken by coronary catheters accessing the central circulation from a radial artery approach.
  • To list the advantages and disadvantages of radial artery catheterization
  • To determine when a coronary angiogram is adequate or alternate approaches need to be taken to obtain adequate coronary angiograms.

Method and medium:

Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again if a question is answered incorrectly.The course will open in a new tab - to exit the course, simply close that tab.

Lawrence W Gimple, MD

Dr. Gimple is an attending cardiologist at the University of Virginia Health System with a sub-specialty in interventional cardiology.  He serves as the Director of Clinical Cardiology at the University of Virginia Health System with clinical interests in coronary artery disease, coronary stenting, and heart attack.

DISCLOSURE: This individual reports no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.

Michael Ragosta III, MD

Dr. Michael Ragosta is an attending cardiologist at the University of Virginia Health System with a sub-specialty in interventional cardiology. His clinical practice includes complex percutaneous coronary intervention, myocardial infarction, valvular heart disease, structural heart disease, and general cardiology. Dr. Ragosta is the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at UVA and author of numerous textbooks related to cardiac catheterization and hemodynamic interpretation.

DISCLOSURE: This individual reports no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.

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