Challenges in Clinical Cardiology: A Case-Based Update

Challenges in Clinical Cardiology

Challenges in Clinical Cardiology: A Case-Based Update

Radisson Blu, Chicago, IL

9/14/2018 - 9/16/2018

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$779 - $879


This annual course is designed to provide a case-based update on the diagnosis and treatment of commonly encountered cardiovascular conditions. Expert faculty will focus on challenging aspects of coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea, and preventive cardiology. This case-based review will address the relevant guidelines and latest treatment options for patients with these conditions.

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

  • Review diagnosis and treatment of acute decompensated heart failure
  • Describe treatment of heart failure and renal failure when they coexist
  • Describe the management approach to acute fulminant myocarditis
  • Review current approach to coronary artery disease in women
  • Describe the approach to evaluation and treatment of spontaneous coronary artery dissection
  • Review diagnosis and treatment of common congenital coronary artery anomalies
  • Review complications of myocardial infarction
  • Describe best approach to left main coronary artery disease
  • Review indications for genetic testing in cardiovascular disease
  • Review the hypertension treatment goals for 2018
  • Describe how much exercise is good for the heart
  • Review the diagnosis and management of constrictive pericarditis
  • Describe how to evaluate patients with congenital heart disease for pregnancy risk
  • Describe current transcatheter based options for valvular heart disease

This course is appropriate for, but not limited to, cardiologists, internal medicine subspecialists, general internists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other primary healthcare providers.


7:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:50 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Circulatory Failure
Moderator(s): Leslie Cooper, Jr., MD, Alfredo Clavell, MD
8:00 a.m.
State-of-the-Art Lecture: Circulatory Failure
8:30 a.m.
Heart and Renal Failure: Approach to Treatment
Barry Boilson, MD
8:55 a.m.
Approach to Acute Fulminant HF (Myocarditis)
Leslie Cooper, Jr., MD
9:20 a.m.
Transition from Hospital to Home
9:45 a.m.
Refreshment Break
Ischemic Heart Disease
Moderator(s): Hartzell Schaff, MD
10:15 a.m.
State-of-the-Art Lecture: Coronary Artery Disease in Women
Rekha Mankad, MD
10:40 a.m.
Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection
Marysia Tweet, MD
11:05 a.m.
Congenital Coronary Artery Anomalies: Recognition and Treatment
Nandan Anavekar, MB, ChB
11:30 a.m.
Myocardial Infarction: Complications
Charles Bruce, MD
11:55 a.m.
Left Main Disease: CABG or PCI
12:20 p.m.
Lunch (Provided)
General and Preventive Cardiology I
1:30 p.m.
Genetic Testing in Cardiovascular Disease: Practical Primer for the Non-Geneticist
David Deyle, MD
1:55 p.m.
Hypertension: Goals and Treatment in 2018
Gary Schwartz, MD
2:20 p.m.
How Much Exercise is Good for the Heart?
Todd Miller, MD
2:45 p.m.
What Diet Should I Be on to Reach 100?
3:10 p.m.
Refreshment Break
General and Preventive Cardiology II
Moderator(s): Charles Bruce, MD
3:40 p.m.
Constrictive Pericarditis: Diagnosis and Treatment
Raul Espinosa, MD
4:05 p.m.
Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Pregnancy
Heidi Connolly, MD
4:30 p.m.
What is the Cardiac Mass?
Charles Bruce, MD
4:55 p.m.
7:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
7:50 a.m.
Welcome and Announcements
Valvular Heart Disease I
Moderator(s): Charles Bruce, MD, Hartzell Schaff, MD
8:00 a.m.
Transcatheter Based Approaches to VHD in 2018
Vuyisile Nkomo, MD
8:30 a.m.
When is Aortic Regurgitation Severe?
Sorin Pislaru, MD, PhD
8:55 a.m.
Severe Mitral Regurgitation: When to Intervene?
Hector Michelena, MD
9:20 a.m.
Low Output Low Gradient Aortic Stenosis
Sorin Pislaru, MD, PhD
9:45 a.m.
Refreshment Break
Valvular Heart Disease II
Moderator(s): Heidi Connolly, MD, Hartzell Schaff, MD
10:15 a.m.
Prosthetic Aortic Valve with High Gradient: What is Your Approach to Evaluation?
Lori Blauwet, MD
10:40 a.m.
Perivalvular Regurgitation; Diagnosis
Joseph Maalouf, MD
11:05 a.m.
Does a Patient with Prior Mitral Valve Repair Require Endocarditis Prophylaxis?
11:30 a.m.
Infective Endocarditis: How to Recognize Complications
Joseph Maalouf, MD
11:55 a.m.
Lunch (Provided)
Heart Rhythm Disorders I
Moderator(s): Thomas Munger, MD, Christopher McLeod, MB, ChB, PhD
1:10 p.m.
State-of-the-Art Lecture: Atrial Fibrillation Ablation - Outcomes in 2018
Christopher McLeod, MB, ChB, PhD
1:35 p.m.
How to Recognize Amiodarone Toxicity
Suraj Kapa, MD
2:00 p.m.
WATCHMAN Complications
Thomas Munger, MD
2:25 p.m.
Atrial Fibrillation: Challenging Cases and Treatment Decisions
Suraj Kapa, MD, Christopher McLeod, MB, ChB, PhD, Thomas Munger, MD
3:15 p.m.
Refreshment Break
Heart Rhythm Disorders II
Moderator(s): Michael Osborn, MD, Charles Bruce, MD
3:40 p.m.
Management of Refractory VT
Suraj Kapa, MD
4:05 p.m.
Long QT: Recognition and Treatment
Christopher McLeod, MB, ChB, PhD
4:30 p.m.
Device Infection: Prevention and Treatment
Michael Osborn, MD
4:55 p.m.
7:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
7:50 a.m.
Welcome and Announcements
Cardiology Potpourri I
Moderator(s): Charles Bruce, MD
8:00 a.m.
State-of-the-Art Lecture: Pulmonary Hypertension - Treatment Options in 2018
Garvan Kane, MD, PhD
8:30 a.m.
A Challenging Vascular Case
Robert McBane, MD
8:50 a.m.
Familial Thoracic Aneurysms: How to Identify Those Patients at Risk
Juan Bowen, MD
9:15 a.m.
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Risk Assessment
Jeffrey Geske, MD
9:40 a.m.
Diagnosis and Management of Cancer Treatment Related Cardiotoxicity
10:05 a.m.
Refreshment Break
My Most Challenging Case of the Year
Moderator(s): Heidi Connolly, MD
10:30 a.m.
Case 1
Alfredo Clavell, MD
10:45 a.m.
Case 2
11:00 a.m.
Case 3
Christopher McLeod, MB, ChB, PhD
11:15 a.m.
Case 4
Charles Bruce, MD
11:30 a.m.
Case 5
Heidi Connolly, MD
11:45 a.m.
Closing Comments
12:00 p.m.


Charles J. Bruce, M.D.
Heidi M. Connolly, M.D.

Nandan S. Anavekar, M.B., B.Ch.
Malcolm R. Bell, M.D.
Lori A. Blauwet, M.D.
Barry A. Boilson, M.D.
Juan M. Bowen, M.D.

Alfredo L. Clavell, M.D.
Leslie T. Cooper, M.D.
David R. Deyle, M.D.
Raul E. Espinosa, M.D.
Jeffrey B. Geske, M.D.
Garvan C. Kane, M.D., Ph.D.
Suraj Kapa, M.D.
Joseph F. Maalouf, M.D.
Rekha Mankad, M.D.
Robert D. McBane, M.D.
Christopher J. McLeod, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D.
Hector I. Michelena, M.D.
Todd D. Miller, M.D.
Thomas M. Munger, M.D.
Vuysile T. Nkomo, M.D., M.P.H.
Michael J. Osborn, M.D.
Sorin V. Pislaru, M.D., Ph.D.
Hartzell V. Schaff, M.D.
Gary L. Schwartz, M.D.
Marysia S. Tweet, M.D.

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