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In this presentation, A.J. Conrad Smith, MD, and Saurabh Sanon, MD, FACC, discuss the UPMC Transcatheter Mitral Program and the management of mitral valve regurgitation.

Educational Objectives 

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

  • Recall diagnostic skills by differentiating between primary and secondary mitral regurgitation
  • Implement management of mitral valve repair through the use of the MitraClip and by understanding the changes shown in imaging after the procedure
  • Identify which patients are best suited for use of the MitraClip and which can expect suboptimal outcome
  • Identify mitral valve disorders by understanding the spectrum of associated procedures
  • Implement management of stenotic valve by understanding the utility of balloon mitral valvuloplasty
  • Implement selection of appropriate candidates for the MitralClip procedure
  • Implement selection of appropriate candidates for the transcatheter mitral valve implantation procedure
  • Implement management of mitral valve conditions where a previous procedure has already been completed

Disclosures

All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity have disclosed all financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. All of the relevant financial relationships for the individuals listed below have been mitigated

Dr. Sanon has financial interests with the following entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Consultant: Medtronic, Baylis Medical, Boston Scientific, Edwards Lifessciences, W.L. Gore, JenaValve
  • CE Speakers’ Bureau: Medtronic, Baylis Medical, Boston Scientific, Edwards Lifessciences, W.L. Gore, JenaValve

No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.com and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 2/10/2022 | Last Modified On: 2/10/2022 | Expires: 2/10/2023

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