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Optimal Treatment of Uncomplicated Type B Aortic Dissection (JACC September 2019-2)
Description

This article reviews existing literature on uncomplicated TBAD and highlights contemporary surgical and medical strategies to manage this condition. Looking ahead, efforts are underway to identify and characterize a high-risk subgroup of patients with acute uncomplicated TBAD who may benefit from early intervention.

Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC

CME Editor
Ragavendra R. Baliga, MD

Authors
Rami O. Tadros, MD

Hanna J. Barnes, BA

CME Information

Target Audience

JACC Journal CME/MOC/ECME is intended for physicians who treat patients with cardiovascular disease.

Important Dates

Date of Release: September 9, 2019
Term of Approval/Date of CME/MOC/ECME Expiration: September 8, 2020

Learner Objectives

After reading this article the reader should be able to:

  • Explain the rationale for considering thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) in patients with uncomplicated type B aortic dissection.
  • Evaluate treatment options for patients with type B aortic dissection.
  • Discuss the system used to classify aortic dissection.
  • Describe anatomical features in patients with type B aortic dissection that increase risk for late aorta-related complications.

Method of Participation and Claiming Credit
This ACC JACC Journals CME/MOC/ECME activity includes the reading of an article published in one of the JACC journals and the successful completion of self-assessment questions.  

Requesting AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit™ and/or MOC, or ECME credit for this Activity
To request credit, you must:

  1. Read the article for which you wish to receive credit.
  2. Answer the self-assessment questions. You need to have achieved a passing score of 70% or better in order for the Evaluation link to become activated. If you did not achieve a passing score, please click on the Posttest link in the left navigation bar and retake the exam.
  3. After you complete the Evaluation, click on the Claim Credit button in the left navigation bar.
  4. For CME credit, enter the total amount of time you actually spent in the activity in the box provided. Please note that you may only claim once for this activity. Click Claim.
  5. For MOC credit, click the Claim button in the row for MOC. Please note that you may only claim once for this activity. Confirm your ABIM number and date of birth.
  6. For ECME credit, click the Claim button in the row for EMCE. Please note that you may only claim once for this activity. Enter date of birth and click Submit.
  7. The page will be updated with the date and time that you claimed your credit.
  8. To view your credit, or to print a certificate, please go to ACC.org and navigate to the My Transcript section of My ACC.

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Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered: 1 CME Credit
1 ECME Credit
1 MOC Credit
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