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Diagnosis of Prosthetic Valve Dysfunction

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Course Details

Credit/contact hours: .5
Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes
Publication Date: Nov 6, 2019
Expiration date: Nov 6, 2025
Reviewed: Nov. 6. 2022


The prosthetic valve has hemodynamic features that can vary from the normal cardiac valve both by echocardiographic assessment and by hemodynamic assessment in the cath lab. Prosthetic valves have typical appearances under fluoroscopy both in terms of valve movement and leaflet mobility. The typical findings of prosthetic valve dysfunction as assessed in the cardiac cath lab are described and discussed. This module discusses specific valves in case-based scenarios and does not constitute commercial endorsement.

You Will Learn

  • To describe the normal appearance and hemodynamic assessment of various prosthetic valves in the cardiac cath lab
  • To identify certain types of prosthetic valve dysfunction in the cardiac cath lab with fluoroscopy
  • To diagnose certain types of prosthetic valve dysfunction in the cardiac cath lab hemodynamic assessment

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.

Michael Ragosta III, MD

Dr. Michael Ragosta is an attending cardiologist at the University of Virginia Health System with a sub-specialty in interventional cardiology. His clinical practice includes complex percutaneous coronary intervention, myocardial infarction, valvular heart disease, structural heart disease, and general cardiology. Dr. Ragosta is the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at UVA and author of numerous textbooks related to cardiac catheterization and hemodynamic interpretation.

DISCLOSURE: This individual reports no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.

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