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Coronary Angiography

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Course Details

Credit/contact hours: 1.0
Estimated time to complete: 60 minutes
Publication Date: March 8, 2018
Expiration date: March 7, 2024
Reviewed: March 6, 2021


The cardiac catheterization laboratory has changed dramatically over the years as the focused has expanded from hemodynamic evaluation to include an extraordinary range of imaging modalities and rapidly increasing opportunities for therapeutic intervention.

The fundamentals of cardiac catheterization, however, always remain the same. The focus is always on the patient with intense attention paid to medical and scientific principles, safety and quality, and promoting a team that is engaged and motivated to provide extraordinary care to patients and families.

Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

You Will Learn

  • To be able to use coronary angiography to define coronary anatomy in appropriately selected patients in the cardiac catheterization laboratory
  • To determine coronary anatomy and vessel pathology
  • To adjust catheters and technique in patients based on specific coronary anatomy
  • To define methods and techniques that avoid complications during coronary angiography

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.

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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