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Dr. Joon Lee discusses transcatheter aortic valve replacement program and provides an update on aortic stenosis.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review the history, symptoms, and treatment of aortic stenosis
  • Discuss the advantages and limitations of prosthetic valves and  percutaneous procedures
  • Describe the future role of TAVI

Reading Resources:

  1. Leontyev et al, Ann Thorac Surg 2009;78:1440-1445.
  2. Hornick et al. Clin Geriatr Med 2006; 22: 499-513.
  3. Charlson E, Legedza AT, Hamel MB.  J Heart Valve Dis 2006;15: 312-321.
  4. Pellika PA, Sarano ME, et al. Circulation 2005; 111: 3290-95.
  5. Lung B, Baron G, Butchart E, et al.  Eur Heart J 2003; 24: 1231-1243.
  6. Bouma BJ, van den Brink, et al. Heart 1999; 82: 143-48.


Dr. Lee has reported no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .5 contact hour.

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Release Date: 4/3/2014 | Last Modified On: 5/26/2015 | Expires: 5/26/2016

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