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Cardiovascular Diseases

Success With Failure: Strategies for the Evaluation and Treatment of Heart Failure in the Clinical Practice

Monday, August 12

Time Topic
6:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction and pre-test
Course Directors
  Focus on Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction
7:15 a.m. Is This Heart Failure?
Barry A. Borlaug, M.D.
7:35 a.m. Epidemiology of Heart Failure with Focus on Re Admission
Veronique L. Roger, M.D.
7:55 a.m. Discussion
8:00 a.m. Atrial Fibrillation in Heart Failure
Bernard J. Gersh, M.B., Ch.B., D.Phil
8:20 a.m. Discussion
8:25 a.m. An Atlas of Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction: Imaging, Pathology and Hemodynamics
Crystal R. Bonnichsen, M.D., Barry A. Borlaug, M.D., and Joseph J. Maleszewski, M.D.
9:10 a.m. Refreshment Break
  Mini-Symposium - Evaluation of the Patient with Heart Failure
9:25 a.m. Evaluation of the Patient with Newly Identified DCM
Leslie T. Cooper, Jr., M.D.
9:40 a.m. Discussion
9:45 a.m. Assessing Real-Life Functional Capacity and Quality of Life
Nilufeur McKay, R.N, C.N.P.
10:00 a.m. Discussion
10:05 a.m. Biomarkers
Margaret M. Redfield, M.D.
10:20 a.m. Discussion
10:25 a.m. Common Errors in Medical Management of Heart Failure
Barry L. Karon, M.D.
10:40 a.m. Discussion
10:45 a.m. Dealing with the Failing Right Heart
Brooks S. Edwards, M.D.
11:00 a.m. Discussion
11:05 a.m. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Heart Failure Patients
Fred Kusumoto, M.D.
11:25 a.m. Discussion
11:30 a.m. Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death and Indications for ICD Therapy
Barry A. Boilson, M.D.
11:50 a.m. Discussion
11:55 a.m. CABG in Ischemic Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Richard C. Daly, M.D.
12:15 p.m. Discussion
Treatment of Heart Failure with Cell Based Therapies: The New Frontier
Bernard J. Gersh, M.B., Ch.B., D.Phil
12:40 p.m. Cases: Out-patient Management for Preventing Re-Admission
Presenter: Barry L. Karon, M.D.
Panel: Drs. Mann, Redfield, Gersh, and Borlaug
1:00 p.m. Adjourn