Prosthetic Valves 2: Valvular Problems

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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.

In this course, you will learn:

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

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.

The course will open in a new tab – to exit the course, simply close that tab.

 Estimated time to Complete: 15 minutes
 Credit/contact hours: .25
 Expiration date: May 9, 2021 
Course published May 10, 2018