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Cardiovascular Diseases

Challenges in Clinical Cardiology: A Case-Based Update

Saturday, October 5

7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:50 a.m Welcome
8:00 a.m. Aortic Regurgitation: When to Intervene? Heidi M. Connolly, M.D.
8:25 a.m. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR): Update and Options
Charles J. Bruce, M.D.
8:50 a.m. Low Gradient Low Output Aortic Stenosis
Sorin V. Pislaru, M.D., Ph.D.
9:15 a.m. How do I Best Assess Mitral Regurgitation Etiology and Severity?
Vuyisile T. Nkomo, M.D.
9:40 a.m. Mitral Regurgitation: When Should I Refer for Robotic Repair?
Rakesh M. Suri, M.D., DPhil
10:05 a.m Refreshment Break
10:30 a.m. Radiation Induced Valvular Disease: Diagnosis and Management
Hector I. Michelena, M.D.
10:55 a.m. Diagnosis of Prosthetic Mitral Valve Dysfunction
Lori A. Blauwet, M.D.
11:20 a.m. Valve in Valve Replacement: Patient Selection?
Charanjit S. Rihal, M.D.
11:45 a.m. Mechanical Heart Valves and Non-Cardiac Surgery
Sorin V. Pislaru, M.D., Ph.D.
12:10 p.m Lunch
1:05 p.m. Atrial Fibrillation (Part 1): Who Does NOT Need Treatment?
Samuel J. Asirvatham, M.D.
1:35 p.m. Atrial Fibrillation (Part 2): Antiarrhythmic Update
Peter A. Brady, M.B., Ch.B., M.D.
2:00 p.m. Atrial Fibrillation (Part 3): How Effective is Radiofrequency Ablation Really?
Paul A. Friedman, M.D.
2:25 p.m. Atrial Fibrillation (Part 4): Beyond Warfarin: New Options for Stroke Prevention
Christopher J. McLeod, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D.
2:50 p.m. Atrial Fibrillation (Part 5): Challenging Cases and Treatment Decisions
Panel: Drs. Asirvatham, Brady, Friedman, and McLeod
3:15 p.m. Refreshment Break
3:40 p.m. Frequent PVC's: Should I be Bothered?
Samuel J. Asirvatham, M.D.
4:05 p.m. When Should I Worry About the QT Interval and How do I Measure It?
Michael J. Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D.
4:30 p.m. Sudden Cardiac Death: Approach to Evaluation and Treatment
Paul A. Friedman, M.D.
4:55 p.m. Adjourn