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Cardiovascular Diseases

28th Annual Echocardiographic Symposium at Vail. New Technologies, Live Scanning, and Clinical Decision Making, and Multimodality Imaging

Wednesday, July 23

Time Topic
7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
  Valvular Heart Disease
Fletcher A. Miller, Jr., M.D. presiding
7:30-7:55 a.m. Comprehensive Evaluation of Aortic Stenosis Including Low Gradient. When to Operate on Asymptomatic Patients.
Fletcher A. Miller, Jr., M.D.
7:55-8:20 a.m. Aortic Regurgitation Assessment and Optimal Timing of Surgery Including Asymptomatic Patients. Will Drugs Delay Surgery? Role of AV Repair.
Sorin V. Pislaru, M.D., Ph.D.
8:20-8:45 a.m. Quantitating Valvular Regurgitation and Comparison With Semiquantitative Methods.  How Useful Is PISA in Asymptomatic Patients?  When is PISA Unnecessary?
Vuyisile T. Nkomo, M.D.
8:45-9:10 a.m. Echo Evaluation of Prosthetic Valve Dysfunction – How Often Is the Problem Related to Patient Prosthetic Valve Mismatch
Fletcher A. Miller, Jr., M.D.
9:10-9:35 a.m. Intraoperative TEE – Application of 3-D Echo
Vuyisile T. Nkomo, M.D.
9:35-10:00 a.m. Panel Discussion
Drs. Pislaru and Nkomo; Dr. Miller, moderator
10:00-10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break – Visit Exhibits
  Potpourri of Interesting Topics - Case Studies
George M. Gura, Jr., M.D. presiding
10:30-10:55 a.m. Echocardiography in Evaluation of Endocarditis and Complications. When to Operate and When to Delay Surgery.
Thomas Ryan, M.D.
10:55-11:20 a.m. CT and Echo for TAVR (Transaortic Valve Replacement)
Vuyisile T. Nkomo, M.D.
11:20-11:45 a.m. Echocardiographic Assessment of Complications of Interventional Cardiac Procedures
George M. Gura, Jr., M.D.
11:45 a.m.-12:05 p.m. CT/MRI Evaluation of Cardiac Structures: Prosthetic Valves, LVAD, etc. Clinical Cases.
Phillip M. Young, M.D.
12:05-12:30 p.m. Guidelines for Surgery for Mitral Valve Regurgitation.  Conventional vs Robotic Approaches
Rakesh M. Suri, M.D., D. Phil
  Live Case Scanning Workshop
3:30-5:00 p.m. Live Case Demonstrations
Drs. Miller, Borgeson, and Suri and Ms. Capps