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Aortic Stenosis in the Clinic: Practical Strategies for Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Authors: Linda D. Gillam, MD
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 4/7/2021
  • Valid for credit through: 4/7/2022, 11:59 PM EST
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for cardiologists and primary care physicians.

The goal of this activity is to improve knowledge regarding the signs and symptoms of severe aortic stenosis (AS) and present practical strategies clinicians can use to diagnose severe AS and appropriately refer eligible patients for heart team evaluation.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have greater competence related to
    • Diagnosis of severe AS
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Identify patients with severe AS who would benefit from referral to a heart valve team for evaluation/treatment


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  • Linda D. Gillam, MD

    Professor of Medicine
    Thomas Jefferson University
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
    Morristown Medical Center
    Morristown, New Jersey


    Disclosure: Linda D. Gillam, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Bracco; Edwards LifeSciences


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    Senior Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC


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  • Ian List

    Medical Writer, Cambridge, Massachusetts


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  • Esther Nyarko, PharmD

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


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Served as an advisor or consultant for: Abbott Laboratories.

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Aortic Stenosis in the Clinic: Practical Strategies for Diagnosis and Treatment

Authors: Linda D. Gillam, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 4/7/2021

Valid for credit through: 4/7/2022, 11:59 PM EST


Mr Kahlo is a 73-year-old man with a history of bilateral knee replacement surgery. He is generally well. His only current medication is simvastatin. He was referred to a cardiologist after complaining of shortness of breath and lightheadedness which his primary care physicians suspected may be of cardiac origin.

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