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JAAPA CME Post-Test June 2017
Diagnosing and Managing Mitral Regurgitation | Caring for a Patient with First-Trimester Bleeding
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Diagnosing and Managing Mitral Regurgitation

Wesley Coleman, MPAS, PA-C; Emily Weidman-Evans, PharmD, BC-ADM; Rebecca Clawson, PA-C, MAT

Mitral regurgitation is the most prevalent valvular disorder in the United States. Patient presentation varies from asymptomatic to symptoms of severe heart failure. Primary care providers often are the first to detect mitral regurgitation as a result of careful auscultation. Medical management focuses on reducing cardiac workload, combating cardiac remodeling, and treating left ventricular failure. Surgical management is reserved for severe cases.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Examine key aspects of diagnosing mitral regurgitation from clinical suspicion and physical examination to diagnostic studies.
  • Describe best practices to formulate an individualized plan for managing patients with mitral regurgitation.

 

Caring for a Patient with First-Trimester Bleeding

Elyse J. Watkins, DHSc, PA-C; Audrey Hellams; Christina Saldanha

This article provides a review of the general features, clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of bleeding in the first trimester of pregnancy.

 

 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate emergent and non-urgent causes of bleeding in the first trimester of pregnancy.
  • Discuss the role of laboratory evaluation and ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of first-trimester bleeding.

Accreditation Statement


This activity has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the AAPA Review Panel. Participants should only claim credit commensurate with their participation in the CME activity. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards. 

Disclosure Policy Statement

It is the policy of AAPA to require the disclosure of the existence of any significant financial interest or any other relationship a faculty member has with the commercial interest of any commercial product discussed in an educational presentation. The participating faculty reported the following:

Wesley Coleman practices at Griffin Family Medicine in Alexandria, La. Emily Weidman-Evans is a clinical associate professor and Rebecca Clawson is a clinical instructor in the PA program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, La. In the PA program at High Point (N.C.) University, Elyse J. Watkins is an assistant professor, and Audrey Hellams and Christina Saldanha are students. The authors has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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Type:     Journal-based CME
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