What you'll learn

  • Discuss the etiology, genetics, and identification of aortic aneurysms 
  • Identify indications for surgery 
  • Identify aortic dissection and other acute aortovascular syndromes 
  • Improve management and surveillance of patients with aortic disease 

Course description

This one-day CME course will provide the fundamentals of diagnosis and treatment for aortic aneurysms, chronic aortic disease, aortic dissection, and other acute aortic syndromes. The course is divided into 3 sessions: Ascending Aortic Aneurysms, Descending Thoracic and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, and Aortic Dissection and other Acute Aortic Syndromes. These comprehensive sessions will cover patient risk factors, evaluation, imaging, and current approaches for initial management and long-term follow-up of patients with aortic disease. Participants will gain an evidence base of medical knowledge to be able to manage patients with aortic disease and know when to refer for specialized treatment. 

This accredited course offered by Massachusetts General Hospital. This course is targeted to Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and Physician Assistants. Contact ceprograms@hms.harvard.edu with questions.


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