This month’s journal-based CME article is titled "Safety of therapeutic anticoagulation with low molecular weight heparin or unfractionated heparin infusion during catheter directed thrombolysis for acute pulmonary embolism".
This study is a retrospective review of 155 patients undergoing catheter directed thrombolysis (CDT) in the setting of pulmonary embolus (PE) and the observed hemorrhagic complications. All patients were therapeutically anticoagulated concurrently with low molecular weight or unfractionated heparin.
This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, cardiologists, nurses, techs, and trainees at all levels with special interest in the management of pulmonary embolism.
To receive CME credit for this journal-based CME activity, participants must read the journal article and score 75% or better on the post test. Participants will have three opportunities to score 75% or better.
After participating in this journal-based CME activity, learners should be able to:
- Demonstrate the hemorrhagic risks of the catheter directed thrombolysis
- Describe patients who may benefit from pulmonary arterial lysis
JVIR CME Editor
Daniel Sheeran, MD
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Assaf Graif 1
George Kimbiris 1
Christopher J. Grilli 1
Demetrios J. Agriantonis 1
Samuel G. Putman 1
Daniel A. Leung 1
1 Department of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Christiana Care Health System, 4755 Ogletown Stanton Rd, Ste 1e20, Newark, DE 19713, USA
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. SIR designates this education activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This program is approved for 1 self-assessment CME credit (SA-CME) by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) - approved March 1, 2020. SIR is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The SA-CME credit offered for this enduring activity meets the ABR’s criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.