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Waveform Interpretation: Simultaneous LV and RV Waveforms & Simultaneous LV and FA

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Course Details

Credit/contact hours: .25
Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes
Publication Date: March 8, 2018
Expiration date: March 7, 2024
Reviewed: March 6, 2021

Description:

The analysis of high-quality pressure recordings in the cardiac catheterization laboratory requires an understanding of the physical principles of fluid mechanics and the physiology and pathology of the cardiovascular system. In this lesson, we will review the principles of analysis of high-quality hemodynamic pressure recordings. We will focus on respiratory effects and simultaneous pressure recordings from left-sided and right-sided chambers.

Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

You Will Learn

  • To identify the effects of respiration on recordings from the right and left heart.
  • To characterize the timing of left-sided and right-sided physiologic events on simultaneous pressure recordings from the right and left heart.
  • To define differences in pressure recordings from the pulmonary capillary wedge position compared with true left atrial recordings.

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.

Lawrence W Gimple, MD

Dr. Gimple is an attending cardiologist at the University of Virginia Health System with a sub-specialty in interventional cardiology.  He serves as the Director of Clinical Cardiology at the University of Virginia Health System with clinical interests in coronary artery disease, coronary stenting, and heart attack.

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

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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