Herbal Supplements and Venous Disease [Case of the Month] (CASE15-01)

This activity will provide an understanding of the herbal medications available for treatment of venous reflux disease.  The intent of this activity is to improve the learner's competency through a review of the herbal preparations available for the treatment of venous reflux disease.

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Target Audience

The content of this activity is designed to meet the needs of the following target audience:  phlebologists, general surgeons, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, interventional cardiologists, vascular medicine practitioners, dermatologists, dermatologic surgeons, family practice and internal medicine practitioners, plastic surgeons, obstetricians and gynecologists, cardiologists, and any other healthcare professional currently or planning on treating patients with venous disease.

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this activity one should be able to:

  1. List the herbal medications available for a person with venous reflux disease.
  2. Describe the nature of evidence regarding the efficacy of the use of herbal medications in the treatment of venous disease as either anecdotal with limited scientific evidence or evidence-based.
  3. Discuss some of the side effects associated with various herbal supplements used in the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency.
Course summary
Course opens: 
06/15/2015
Course expires: 
06/15/2019
Cost:
$18.00
Rating: 
0
NameRoleCommercial InterestRelationship
Michael M. Di Iorio, MD, RPVI, RPhSContent ReviewerNonen/a
Joseph T. Jenkins, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, RVTAuthorNonen/a
Stephen H. MossStaffNonen/a

Disclaimer

The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the ACP. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting professional use of any of the information provided herein. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of ACP Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

Discussion of Off-Label Use

Although no longer required by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), ACP CME requests all faculty to inform learners of any products they will discuss that are off-label or investigational.

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Available Credit

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
06/15/2015
Course expires: 
06/15/2019

Price

Cost:
$18.00
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