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Opportunities to Improve the Treatment of Severe Aortic Stenosis
Faculty and Program
Sammy Elmariah, MD, FSCAI
Identifying the Program: The Undertreatment of sSAS 
Optimizing AS Care: The AHA Target AS Initiative 
Philippe Genereux, MD, General Cardiology
Delays in the Treatment of sSAS: Contributing Factors and Clinical Implications 

Ashwin Nathan, MD, Cardiovascular Medicine
Disparities in the Treatment of sSAS: Impact of Age, Race, and Ethnicity 

Elizabeth Perpetua, DNP, Cardiac Nursing
Leveraging the Heart Valve Team to Improve the Management of Valvular Heart Disease 
Acknowledgement of Commercial Support
This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Edwards Lifesciences.
Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss current shortcomings in the utilization of aortic valve replacement for the treatment of symptomatic severe aortic stenosis (sSAS).
  • Examine the reasons for and clinical consequences of delays in the delivery of AVR for sSAS.
  • Contrast ethnic and racial disparities in the management of sSAS.
  • Describe the American Heart Association Target AS Initiative and efforts to optimize sSAS management.
Accredited Continuing Education Information

Accreditation Statement
The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) is accredited by the 
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

​Credit Designation
SCAI designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn up to 1.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Successful Completion
Watch the content and complete the evaluation to obtain credit.

Activity Timeline
Record Date: May 4, 2024
Publish Date: June 4, 2024
Retire Date: June 30, 2025

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Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Jun 30, 2025
Cost: Member: $0.00
Non-Member: $49.00
Fellow-In-Training: $0.00
Cardio Team Member: $0.00
Credit Offered:
1 CME Credit
1 ABIM-MOC Point
1 Participation Credit
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