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Assessment and Diagnosis of Severe AS: The Basics and Evolving Nuances

This activity was planned with a goal to enable participants to utilize guideline-driven assessment and diagnosis strategies leading to appropriate treatment options for patients with severe aortic stenosis. This activity is part of the Severe Aortic Stenosis: Essentials for Assessment and Diagnosis grant project.

Accreditation Statement

In accordance with ACCME policy, prior to participating in this activity, you must review the information on this page.

Joint Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement

The ACCF designates this online enduring matieral for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

While offering the CME credits noted above, this program is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in the field.  

The ACCF designates this educational activity for a maximum of .50 continuing nursing education contact hours. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Information

Successful completion of this certified activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to .50 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Physician Assistants
AAPA Credit Designation Statement
The American College of Cardiology Foundation has been authorized by the AmericanAcademy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for .50 AAPA Category 1 CME credits.

Approval is valid until July 26, 2022. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 

Target Audience

This activity is intended for General cardiovascular clinicians who assess and diagnosis severe aortic stenosis and engage in treatment option SDM.

Important Dates:
Date of Release: July 26, 2021
Term of Approval/Date of Credit Expiration: July 26, 2022

Learner Objectives
Upon completion of this program, you should be able to:

  • Review the latest ACC valvular heart disease guidelines leading to improved assessment and diagnosis of aortic stenosis.
  • Interpret diagnostic findings from multimodality imaging such as echocardiography, stress testing, and computed tomography in the diagnosis of suspected aortic stenosis. 
  • Distinguish key assessment and diagnostic findings leading to the appropriate staging of aortic stenosis.

Educational grant support provided by: Medtronic.

To request credit, you must:

  • Read all text and view all tables and/or figures in the case for which you wish to receive credit.
  • Answer the questions in each case for which you wish to claim credit. After you have answered all the questions, click on the Exam Summary button. A Claim Credit button will appear on this page if you have achieved a passing score of 70% or better. If you did not achieve a passing score, please click the Reset Scores link and retake the exam.
  • Click the Claim Credit button and answer the evaluation questions in the pop-up window.
  • 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 each module in this activity. Click Submit.
  • You will receive a message that your request has been submitted and a link to view your certificate. You may view and download the certificate when you receive the message, you may also view it at any time in the My Transcript section of My ACC.

This certified activity may contain links to other educational resources such as clinical trial summaries, journal articles, guidelines, etc., that may not be CME-certified. Please note that clicking on the links provided to view these resources will open new windows, which are outside of this certified activity.

Philippe Genereux, MD, FACC 
Holly Gonzales, MD

Peer Reviewer & Moderator:
Brian R. Lindman, MD, FACC  

Availability: Retired
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
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