Duration: CME/CE Points: Author(s):
Contact Hours : 1

ADULT CARDIAC SURGERY: Benefits of Early Surgery on Clinical Outcomes After Degenerative Mitral Valve Repair is organized by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS).

Release Date: Oct 01, 2018
Expiry Date: Oct 01, 2020

Accreditation: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™

Each STS CME activity in The Annals consists of a self-study test on an original article from one of the journal's major subject categories (Adult Cardiac Surgery, General Thoracic Surgery, Congenital Heart Surgery, and Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology), a statement of the learning objectives and an evaluation of the activity.

Learning Objective:
After reading this article, the learner should be able to:
• discuss the benefits of early surgery in asymptomatic patients with degenerative mitral valve regurgitation.
• recognize the long term results with mitral valve repair surgery.
• identify factors for improving the long term outcome of mitral valve repair surgery.
• identify procedural aspects of mitral valve repair as they effect the long term outcome of surgery.
• recognize the significance of residual mild mitral valve repair following the index procedure.

Target Audience

The intended audience consists of thoracic and cardiothoracic surgeons, pediatric cardiac surgeons, general surgeons, anesthesiologists, oncologists, cardiologists, pulmonologists, and radiologists. MDs and DOs can take the CME activities for credit; non-MDs and non-DOs should not claim credit.


Activity Fee : Fee Details will be updated soon


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