After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:
1| List alternatives to conventional median sternotomy for aortic valve replacement (AVR)
2| Describe rationale for minimally invasive approaches to AVR
3| Understand patient criteria for trans-catheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and long term durability data
4| Review the history of mitral valve surgery
5| Understand surgical approaches to mitral surgery
6| New technologies in the treatment of mitral pathology
Kelly M. Wanamaker, MD, FACS
& Siavash Saadat, MD
Baystate Medical Center
The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education (CE) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options. Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.
None of the members of the faculty and planning committee for this educational event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by or used on patients.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
- 1.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours