AVF Symposium: Chronic Venous Disease in the Morbidly Obese (CONG2012-77)
This activity will provide a basic overview of chronic venous disease in the morbidly obese. The intent of this activity is to improve the learners' competency through this introduction to the distribution of BMI and the significance of the calf muscle pump in relation to chronic venous disease, as well as modalities available for treatment.
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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.
As a result of this activity, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the distribution of BMI in the United States and how it relates to the National Venous Screening.
- Express the significance of the calf muscle pump in relation to chronic venous disease.
- Compare the modalities available for treatment of calf muscle pump dysfunction.
- Recognize that calf muscle pump dysfunction is a major contributor to venous hypertension in the morbidly obese.
|NAME||ROLE||COMMERCIAL INTEREST||TYPE OF RELATIONSHIP|
|Stephen F. Daugherty, MD, FACS, FACPh, RVT, RPhS||Content Reviewer|
|Heather Durband, BS||Staff||None||n/a|
|Robert McLafferty MD||Speaker||None||n/a|
|David Mond, MD||Content Reviewer||None||n/a|
|Diana Neuhardt, RVT, RPhS||Scientific Committee/Planner||None||n/a|
|Julianne Stoughton, MD, FACS||Scientific Committee/Planner||None||n/a|
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Review & Recertification
This course was reviewed and recertified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM on March 25, 2015.
- 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.25 Attendance