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Acute Aortic Dissection Top 10

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Course Details

Credit/contact hours: .5
Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes
Publication Date: March 8, 2018
Expiration date: March 7, 2027


Acute aortic dissection is an uncommon but highly lethal condition. With modern diagnostic and therapeutic surgical, endovascular, and medical therapies, there is new hope for many of these patients. In this Top 10 exercise, we identify the important diagnostic and therapeutic options for many patients.

Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

You Will Learn

  • To identify patients based on risk factors and presenting clinical characteristics.
  • To describe the current classification systems and the clinical implications of the type and extent of aortic dissection.
  • To enumerate the typical complications of aortic dissection and to identify complications clinically.

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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