A Timely Case of Shortness of Breath

Des Moines, IA US
November 5, 2015

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Target Audience

DMU faculty, staff, students, residents, and the medical community.

Learning Objectives

  1. Generate a differential diagnosis for the patient complaining of shortness of breath.
  2. Understand the diagnostic work up of unexplained dyspnea.
  3. Review diagnostic criteria for the underlying condition.
  4. Discuss available treatment options. 
  5. Describe the Pulmonic and Systemic circulation of the heart.
  6. Describe the circulation pattern to return systemic venous blood to the heart
  7. Utilize knowledge of the borders and surfaces of the heart to understand cross sectional anatomy observed in radiological images of the thorax.  


Aoki, Teresa-57073

Teresa Aoki, MD
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines University

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Craig Clark

Craig Clark, DO
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines University

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Matz, Donald-39344

Donald Matz, PhD
Chairperson, Department of Anatomy, Des Moines University

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Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.


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Continuing Education Credit

  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). DMU and the AOA approve this activity for 1.0 hour of Category 1-A CME credit(s).
  • Other: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 1­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/05/2015 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
11/05/2015 - 8:00am
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Olsen Center
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 1­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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