The purpose of this Prosthetic Valve series is to assist the reader in assessing the function of prosthetic valves, particularly in the perioperative period. This course reviews common issues regarding prosthetic valves, including valvular leaks, mechanical failures, and patient-prosthesis mismatch.

Please note this course includes a Reference section. For accurate completion status, you MUST review the reference section.

Course Details

In this course, you will learn:
  • Prosthetic valvular leaks
  • Perivalvular leaks
  • Mechanical failures
  • Endocarditis
  • Patient-Prosthesis mismatch

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.


Estimated time to Complete: 15 minutes
Credit/contact hours: .25
Expiration date: May 9, 2021
Publication date: May 10, 2018

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Course Author

Robert H Thiele, MD

Board certified in anesthesiology, critical care, and advanced perioperative transesophageal echocardiography.
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