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Left to Right Shunts: Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)

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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, 2024
Reviewed: May 9, 2021

Description:

The ductus arteriosus is an integral part of the normal fetal circulation allowing blood to bypass the fetal heart in utero. Failure of the ductus to close at birth can lead to a variety of clinical presentations depending on the duration, size, and co-existing congenital abnormalities. PDA accounts for 10% of congenital heart defects but is relatively rare in adults.

Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

You Will Learn

  • To describe the epidemiology of patent ductus arteriosus
  • To identify and recognize the physical findings associated with patent ductus arteriosus
  • To interpret angiographic and hemodynamic data associated with patent ductus arteriosus

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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