Best Practices for Addressing Calcification in the Critical Limb Ischemia Patient
George L. Adams, MD, MHS, MBA, FACC, FSCAI
Raleigh, North Carolina
Theo Bisdas, PhD, MD
Andrew Holden, MBChB, FRANZCR, EBIR, ONZM
Auckland, New Zealand
Michael K. W. Lichtenberg, MD, FESC
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This activity is designed for interventional cardiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, nurses, PAs, vascular and interventional techs.
After participating in this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Effectively identify, and appropriately treat a complex and calcified lesion of the lower extremity
- Understand the benefits, risks and appropriate uses for various devices and treatment approaches
- Address the difficulties faced by the interventionalist when treating calcification below-the-knee
To be eligible for credit, participants must complete the online activity, a post-test assessment, and the evaluation. Upon completing the activity, there will be instructions on how to print a certificate or other documentation of credit.
Release Date: February 14, 2020
Expiration Date: May 31, 2023
Estimated Time to Complete: 0.5 hour
There is no fee associated with this activity.
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VASCULAR & INTERVENTIONAL RADIOGRAPHERS
Best Practices for Addressing Calcification in the Critical Limb Ischemia Patient, taking place May 31, 2022 to May 31, 2023 has been approved for 0.5 A+ ARRT CE credits by the Association for Vascular and Interventional Radiographers (AVIR). The AVIR is an ARRT Recognized Continuing Education Evaluating Mechanism, (RCEEM).
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The faculty have reported the following:
Dr. Adams: Advisory Board—Abbott Vascular, Boston Scientific, Cook Medical, PHILIPS; Consultant—Abbott Vascular, Cook Medical, CSI, PHILIPS; Speaker—Abbott Vascular
Dr. Holden: Advisory Board—Shockwave Medical
Dr. Bisadas and Dr. Lichtenberg have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any ineligible company (commercial interests).
Peter Oettgen, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Dr. Oettgen has disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any ineligible company (commercial interest).
Susie Seaman, NP, MSN, CWOCN (nurse planner)
Susie Seaman Wound Care Consulting
San Diego, CA
Ms. Seaman has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any ineligible company (commercial interest).
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Supported by an educational grant from Shockwave Medical.