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Heart & Vascular -- Abdominal Aneurysm


Release Date: July 3, 2017
Expiration Date: July 3, 2020


Target Audience: Cardiologists and primary care physicians
Disclosure: Dr. Beck has no financial relationships related to the content of this activity to disclose. There is no commercial support for this activity.


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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Learning Objective / Overview: Adam Beck, MD, illustrates how grafts are successfully placed in complex abdominal aortic aneurysms with respect to type of grafts used and surrounding anatomy. After completion of the course, participants should be able to describe aortic aneurysms and their inherent risks to the patient. Additionally, participants should be able to discuss the contemporary treatment of aortic aneurysms.

Accreditation statement:The University of Alabama School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Alabama School of Medicine designates this online enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Heart Failure Guidelines Prabhu Tallaj
Heart Failure Guidelines and Program

Sumanth Prabhu, MD, director of the division of cardiovascular disease, and Jose Tallaj, MD, professor of medicine in the division of cardiovascular disease discuss the advanced heart failure program and the types of patients that could benefit from the disease management offered at UAB Medicine.

A Look Inside UAB's Hybrid OR and the TAVR Procedure

Oluseun Alli, MD, and James Davies Jr., MD, discuss the advantages of a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) as they perform one such procedure in UAB Medicine’s hybrid operating room, which offers both surgical and x-ray capabilities and is among the most advanced in the Southeast. Ideal for high-risk patients who might not survive traditional open heart surgery, the minimally invasive TAVR procedure is being increasingly used at UAB Medicine for medium-risk patients with aortic valve stenosis.

Want to refer a patient for TAVR? Click here for the referral form.

Outcomes and the Future of TAVR

UAB Medicine took an early lead in performing transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR), and the use of the technology as an alternative to traditional open heart surgery continues to rise as the mortality rate drops. Oluseun Alli, MD, and James Davies Jr., MD, discuss the various factors that set UAB Medicine apart in caring for patients with aortic valve stenosis, including the Heart & Vascular Clinic, which offers patients the ability to meet with both cardiologists and surgeons and have tests run during a single visit.

Want to refer a patient for TAVR? Click here for the referral form.

Circadian Considerations During Ischemic Heart Disease

Martin Young, PhD, discusses circadian cycles and how that might affect Ischemic Heart Disease. Also read, the UAB Mix story about daylight savings and heart attacks, here

Oluseun Alli Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement TAVR
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Oluseun Alli, MD, presents on Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) - looking at its role for inoperable patients with aortic stenosis, any complications that may occur, and its cost effectiveness.

James Kirklin Congenital Heart Disease Program
Evolution of UAB Congenital Heart Disease Program
James K. Kirklin, MD, traces the evolution of the UAB congenital heart disease program.

Mar Passman Vein Program Venous Thromboembolism
Update on Evidence Based Guidelines for Management of Venous Thromboembolism
Marc A. Passman, MD, Professor in the Department of Surgery, Section of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, and Director of the UAB Vein Program, provides an update on evidence based guidelines for the management of venous thromboembolism including risk factors, prevention, and treatment modalities.

James K Kirklin Congenital Heart Program
Why UAB Congenital Heart Program
James K. Kirklin, MD, explains why patients choose UAB's congenital heart program.

Marc Cribbs and James Kirklin Congenital Heart Disease
Care of the Adult with Congenital Heart Disease
More than 20,000 adults enter the Adult Congenital Heart Disease population every year, but 60% are lost to follow-up care. View this CME program presented by UAB’s Marc G. Cribbs, MD, and James K. Kirklin, MD, to learn how to recognize and educate these vulnerable patients about the ongoing, specialized care they need to live longer, healthier lives.
Click here to get CME credit for this course.

James Kirklin Congenital Heart Disease
Caring for Congenital Heart Disease Patients
James K. Kirklin, MD, discusses caring for congenital heart disease patients and the importance of adult programs.

James Kirklin Cardiac Surgery Program
History of the UAB Cardiac Surgery Program
James K. Kirklin, MD, discusses the history of the UAB cardiac surgery program.

James Kirklin Congenital Heart Conditions and Procedures
Overview of Congenital Heart Conditions and Procedures
James K. Kirklin, MD, gives an overview of congenital heart conditions and procedures