Endoscopic Management of Variceal Hemorrhage in Cirrhosis (DV041)

Type: GI Bleeding


This CME activity consists of the ASGE video, Endoscopic Management of Variceal Hemorrhage in Cirrhosis, followed by a post-assessment and evaluation.

Gastroesophageal varices (GEV) are present in approximately 50% of patients with cirrhosis. GEV hemorrhage is the most common lethal complication of cirrhosis, occuring in ~20% if untreated. This video focuses on the endoscopic management of esophageal varices, and includes sections on endoscopic screening, prophylaxis and the acute management of patients with variceal hemorrhage.

Target Audience:

Practicing gastrointestinal endoscopists, gastroenterologists, gastroenterology fellow and trainees, medical residents, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of completing this activity, physicians will be able to:
• Demonstrate endoscopic therapy for identification and hemostatic management of esophageal varices.

Video Release Date:   May 1, 2009
Online CME Release Date:   May 1, 2011
Most Recent CME Review Date: January 31, 2017
CME Expiration Date:   January 31, 2020

Expected Time of Activity Completion: 26 Minutes (0.50 CME Credit)

Price: Member: $85 / Non-Member: $125

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