Masters Of Structural Heart Disease


This activity is designed for Cardiologists, Cardiovascular Surgeons, Internists, Residents, Fellows, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Cardiac Nurses, Cardiovascular Technologists, and Cardiovascular Program Administrators

Program Overview

The management of structural heart disease has changed dramatically in the past 5 years. The purpose of this intense one-day symposium is to provide healthcareproviders involved in the management of structural heart disease an up-to-date expert review on the most recent guidelines, diagnoses, and expanding array of clinical management options for aortic and mitral valve disease. This clinically relevant program includes world renowned experts in the field who will present the latest medical evidence and guidelines, focusing on who should be treated, how and when to treat, and whether or not it is ever too late to intervene.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Discuss the latest technological and procedural advancements in minimallyinvasive approaches to replace aortic valves
  • Apply guideline recommendations on the use of cardiac catheterization andechocardiogram tests in assessing aortic valve disease and its severity
  • Implement the 2014 AHA/ACC Valvular Heart Disease guideline recommendationson the thresholds for aortic valve disease intervention, what testing is needed,and the algorithm for medical vs. surgical management
  • Describe how minimally invasive aortic valve replacement, its benefits andlimitations, may be used as treatment compared with the available spectrum oftreatment modalities
  • Apply new guideline recommendations on the evaluation and management ofmitral valve disease, including which patients should have medical vs. surgicalvs. percutaneous therapies
  • Compare the differences between and difficulties of surgical and minimallyinvasive approaches to mitral valve replacement or repair
  • Assess the potential of left atrial appendage occlusion to prevent thromboembolismin patients with atrial fibrillationProgram

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New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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