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Vascular Laboratory Markers of Cardiovascular Risk

    Overview

    CME Credit Information

    Credit Type
    AMA PRA Category 1 *
    Number of Credits
    2

    Course Objectives

    Upon completion of this activity the participant will be able to:

    • List common factors associated with cardiovascular risk.
    • Relate the reasons why early recognition of cardiovascular risk is advantageous.
    • Describe the technical applications used for determination of ankle- brachial index, brachial reactivity studies, and carotid intima-media thickness measurements.
    • Detail the current diagnostic values used for ankle - brachial index, brachial artery reactivity, and carotid intima-media thickness that serve as markers for increased cardiovascular risk.

    Target Audience

    Physicians, sonographers and others who perform and/or interpret ultrasound.

    * AMA Category 1 credits are used by physicians and other groups like PAs and certain nurses.  Category 1 credits are accepted by the ARDMS, CCI and Sonography Canada.

    Accreditation

    The Institute for Advanced Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Institute for Advanced Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    These credits are accepted by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).

    For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board or other credentialing organization.

    Estimated Time for Completion
    approximately 2 hours
    Date of Release
    Date of Most Recent Review
    Expiration Date

    Faculty

    Marsha M. Neumyer, BS, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU, FAIUM
    International Director
    Vascular Diagnostic Educational Services
    Vascular Resource Associates
    Harrisburg, PA USA

    Disclosure

    In compliance with the Essentials and Standards of the ACCME, the author of this CME tutorial is required to disclose any significant financial or other relationships they may have with commercial interests.

    Marsha Neumyer discloses a relationship with Unetixs Vascular Inc. as consultant and member of the Speaker's Bureau.

    No one at IAME who had control over the planning or content of this activity has relationships with commercial interests.

     

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