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Aortic Stenosis

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Course Details

Credit/contact hours: .75
Estimated time to complete: 40 minutes
Publication Date: March 8, 2018
Expiration date: March 7, 2027
Reviewed: March 5, 2024


This lecture covers the large and complex topic of aortic stenosis. In this lecture, Dr. Ragosta discusses the natural history of the disease, typical clinical and hemodynamic findings, and cath lab management of patients with aortic stenosis. The lecture covers uses of the Gorlin formula, techniques in the cardiac cath lab, and assessment for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

You Will Learn

  • To apply the natural history of aortic stenosis to medical decisions in the clinic and cath lab.
  • To describe the uses and limitations of the Gorlin formula and other measurements made in the cardiac cath lab.
  • To describe the findings in the cardiac cath lab that are typical of severe aortic valve stenosis.
  • To identify patients who make be appropriate for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

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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