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In this presentation, Hemal Gada, MD, MBA, explains how to improve diagnostic skills by identifying the tricuspid valve lesion classification associated with regurgitation. He also discusses how to design an appropriate approach for each patient and how to determine which patients are better candidates for replacement, angioplasty, or edge-to-edge repair. 

Educational Objectives 

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

  • Explain diagnostic skills by identifying the tricuspid valve lesion classification associated with regurgitation
  • Implement diagnostic skills by selecting the appropriate imaging techniques for classifying tricuspid valve classification, including high-quality 3D transesophageal echo imaging and a good transgastric view
  • Describe patient outcomes by determining which patients are better candidates for replacement, angioplasty, or edge-to-edge repair and designing an appropriate approach for that patient based on the mechanism involved

Disclosures

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

All presenters' disclosures of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients is listed above. No other planners, 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 to disclose.

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 .50 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: 12/15/2021 | Last Modified On: 12/15/2021 | Expires: 12/15/2022

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