Number of Credits: 1 CME Credit
1. Describe the anatomy of the superficial and deep veins of the upper extremities.
2. Describe the flow patterns in the upper extremity veins and the differences between these patterns in the upper and lower extremities.
3. Understand why post-thrombotic syndrome is less common after deep vein thrombosis in the upper extremities than in the lower extremities.
4. Know the approach to treatment of thrombosis in the superficial veins and the deep veins and explain why they are different.
5. Describe the diagnostic criteria used in duplex scanning for deep vein thrombosis.
6. Describe the essential elements of pre-operative vein mapping prior to using upper extremity veins as vascular conduits for bypass or for creation of dialysis access.
Ted Kohler, MD
Professor Emeritus, University of Washington
Department of Surgery
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Estimated Time for Completion: 1 hours
Date of Release and Review: May 1, 2020
Expiration Date: April 30, 2023
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