Aortic Stenosis: Treatments

Learn the available treatments for aortic stenosis, the post-procedure care, and long-term management of patients who have undergone these treatments.

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Credits: 0.5 CE contact hours, 0 CE pharmacology hours

Course Overview

The fourth of four peer-to-peer videos that aim to increase awareness of valvular heart disease and the important role that nurses play in early identification, access to prompt treatment, and prevention of deleterious outcomes. Dr. Janet Wyman, Nurse Practitioner, and Administrative Director, Structural Heart Clinical Services, Henry Ford Health System, presents this tutorial on aortic stenosis treatments.

Early identification and treatment of Aortic Stenosis are discussed along with an overview of the decision-making process that matches the patient to the best treatment option.  The program concludes with a discussion of the nurse’s role in caring for a patient recovering from each of the procedures reviewed including open-heart valve replacement surgery, transcatheter valve replacement (TAVR), and balloon valvuloplasty.

The four-video series may be viewed in any order. Other videos include:

Member Cost: $0Non-member Cost: $0
Credits: 0.5 CE contact hours, 0 CE pharmacology hours

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Learning Objectives

  1. Review the evidence-based approach to decision-making regarding the treatment of aortic stenosis.
  2. Describe the current treatment options for aortic stenosis including open-heart surgery, TAVR, balloon valvuloplasty, and medication management.
  3. Explain the role of nurses in post-procedure care for the treatment of aortic stenosis.

Faculty

  • Janet Fredal Wyman DNP, ACNS-BC, FACC
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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) through the joint providership of PCNA. PCNA is accredited by AANP as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 030602.