Prosthetic Valves 2: Valvular Problems

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.

You will learn:

  • Prosthetic valvular leaks
  • Perivalvular leaks
  • Mechanical failures
  • Endocarditis
  • Patient-Prosthesis mismatch

Author(s): Robert H Thiele, MD

Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

Credit hours: .25

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.

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