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Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET): Normal Physiology and Heart Failure

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This self-directed e-learning course explores cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) through interactive, case-based discussions. Lesson one will cover normal cardiopulmonary exercise physiology and cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology. Lesson two will go into further detail on using CPET in heart disease and heart failure. This will include identifying myocardial ischemia, grading heart failure using CPET, and discerning systolic (CHF) from diastolic (DHF) heart failure.

Course Objectives

  1. Review normal and abnormal cardiac physiology as assessed by cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET).
  2. Augment the learner's understanding of how cardiac output relates to oxygen uptake via the Fick equation.
  3. Distinguish between the variables that are most closely related to ischemia during exercise testing in coronary artery disease.
  4. Identify the most important factors from CPET that assist with diagnosis, therapy, and prognosis in heart failure.

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Item Number: 92534

William W. Stringer, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, CA

Education Mission
To provide state-of-the-art education to pulmonary, critical care, and sleep health-care professionals based upon current best practice and evidence-based standards of care.

The American College of Chest Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16433, for 1.0 contact hour.

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The American College of Chest Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.

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American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 1.0 Category 1 credit for completing this activity.

Maintenance of Certification Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

Upon successful completion of this course, CHEST will submit your completion data to ABIM via ACCME's Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) for MOC points. Please allow 3-5 business days after claiming for points to be reflected on your ABIM record.

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CHEST Learning Category(s)
Learning Category 2: Self-Directed
Learning Category 3: Evidence-Based
Learning Category 4: Case- and Problem-Based

Maintenance of Licensure
Pulmonary Education

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