Drs. Hager and Singh give presentations on aortic and venous diseases.

Educational objectives:

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

  • Define an aneurysm
  • Discuss the most common location for aneuryms as well as the types of repair
  • Improve early diagnosis of venous disease which will result in a decrease in the number of patients that advance to venous ulceration
  • Improve patient outcomes by implementing close outpatient follow-up and good compression therapy in patients with venous ulceration which will improve healing and recurrence rates of venous ulcers

Reading Resources:

  1. Rutherford. Vascular Surgery. 2010
  2. Longo et al. Vascular and Endovascular Surgery May 2005
  3. Hamdan A. Management of Varicose Veins and Venous Insufficiency. JAMA. 2012 Dec. 26;308 (24):2612-21.
  4. Pan Y, Zhao Z, Mei J, Shao M, Zhang J. Comparison of endovenous laser ablation and high litigation stripping for varicose vein treatment: a meta-analysis. Phlebology. 2013 Feb 6.


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

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

  • Consultant: Cook Medical Inc.

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 1.0 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 (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.edu 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: 6/6/2013 | Last Modified On: 6/6/2013 | Expires: 6/6/2014

This course has been expired.