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Faculty

Olga N. Kislitsina, MD, PhD

Division of Cardiology, and Division of Cardiac Surgery, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

James D. Thomas, MD

Division of Cardiology, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

Erin Crawford, BSN

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

Eriberto Michel, MD

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

Jane Kruse, RN

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery,
the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute,
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill

Menghan Liu, MS

Department of Surgery,
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine,
Chicago, Illinois

Adin-Cristian Andrei, PhD

Department of Preventive Medicine,
Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

James L. Cox, MD

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

Patrick M. McCarthy, MD

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery,
the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute,
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill

Accredited by

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

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Course Description

After reading this article, the learner should be able to:
- identify patients who are at risk of developing left ventricular dysfunction after surgery for degenerative mitral regurgitation.
- demonstrate that ejection fraction is normal in most patients with degenerative mitral regurgitation.
- illustrate that left ventricular global longitudinal strain can be used to diagnose sub-clinical left ventricular dysfunction.
- categorize patients with normal ejection fraction with but subclinical left ventricular dysfunction.
- predict the likelihood of unmasking of subclinical left ventricular dysfunction after surgery for degenerative mitral regurgitation.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2020-Mar-01
Expiration Date:2022-Mar-01
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:Yes
Cost:$0.00-$572.00
System Requirements:
CMEs are free for The Annals Subscribers.
Subscribe to the journal for $572.00 USD/yr.

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