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Left to Right Shunts: Ventricular Septal Defects

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Course Details

Credit/contact hours: .25
Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes
Publication Date: May 10, 2018
Expiration date: May 9, 2021
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Description:

Defects in the interventricular septum can be large or small and may be congenital or acquired, as in patients after myocardial infarction. The ventricular septum has a superior membranous portion and an inferior muscular component and each may be associated with abnormalities. The defects are among the most common congenital cardiac anomalies in infants and children.

You Will Learn

  • To define the types and frequencies of VSD locations
  • To assess the determinants of shunt size in VSD
  • To recognize the associations and clinical features of VSD
  • To calculate shunt fractions using data derived from patients with VSD.
  • To interpret angiographic, hemodynamic, and oximetry data in VSD from the cardiac cath lab

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.

Andrew Bishop, MD, FACC

After graduating medical school from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, Dr. Bishop completed his residency at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, OR.

He completed a fellowship in cardiology and interventional cardiology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. Dr. Bishop is American Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Interventional Cardiology.

Dr. Bishop is now a practicing cardiologist at Wilmington Health in Wilmington, N.C. His areas of interest include: CAD, ACS, PAD, congenital heart disease, and structural heart intervention.

DISCLOSURE: Dr. Bishop has disclosed no financial relationship or interest with any proprietary entity producing healthcare goods or services.

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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