Comparing the long-term mortality of recipients of mechanical vs. biological heart valves

: 2 credits
Expiry Date
: None
CPD Units
: 2.00 Points
: 3/4

This observational study reports on the long-term mortality benefit of patients receiving a mechanical or biological prosthesis for aortic valve or mitral valve replacement.

Keywords: Mechanical biological prosthesis mitral aortic valve

Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article is to update information on the long term survival of patients receiving either a mechanical or biological prosthesis in the aortic or mitral valve position.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. the survival trends of patients receiving either a mechanical or biological prosthesis,
  2. the effect of patient age at valve replacement on mortality,
  3. the complications with mechanical and biological prostheses.

Instruction for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz at the end
  • You need to pass the quiz and complete the course rating to generate the module certificate at the end
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz
  • The pass grade is 70%
  • Please click on the CPD certificate link to claim your certificate and to update your CPD Manager

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