What you get by completing this session

  • 40 mins of CPD

    A 30 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. 10 minute quiz is included.

  • Certificate of Completion

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  • Easy CPD Documentation

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What you'll learn in this expert session

The impact of aortic stenosis (AS), even when not severe, is underestimated, so too is its prevalence. Only a minority of patients with treatable AS are being detected. Health professionals need to auscultate every patient's chest and investigate murmurs with an echo. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has revolutionised treatment and recent changes to reimbursement mean that it is even more available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of aortic stenosis (AS)
  • Identify the causes and risk factors for the development of AS
  • Arrange timely referrals to echocardiogram/cardiologists for suspected AS
  • Outline treatment pathway for AS patients and the prognosis of untreated AS

About the Expert

Prof Andrew Sindone

Prof Andrew Sindone is a practicing Cardiologist with private practice in Ryde and Westmead. He is the Director of the Heart Failure Unit and Department of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Concord Hospital and Visiting Cardiologist at Ryde Hospital. He trained in internal medicine at Concord Hospital and cardiology at St Vincent’s Hospital where he did his doctorate. He has a long history of cardiovascular research having presented over 100 research papers both nationally and internationally. He has been principal investigator in more than 35 international multi-centre research trials and continues to research the areas of heart failure and cardiac rehabilitation. He is an advisor to the NSW Ministry of Health, as well as being co-author of the Australian Guidelines for the Management of Chronic Heart Failure.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    New Developments in TAVI

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video lecture (30 mins)

    • Quiz: test your learning (10 mins)

  • 3

    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

  • 4


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