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Contemporary Practice in Structural and Valvular Heart Diseases

This virtual CME, held September 9 - 10, 2022, addresses the gap between the practice of cardiology and the most current, evidence-based, and guideline-recommended evaluation and management of patients with structural and valvular heart disease through panel discussion, case presentations, and more.

This virtual CME course from the Cardiology Division at Massachusetts General Hospital is designed to provide participants with the most up-to-date insights and evidence-based treatment options for structural and valvular heart disease.

A persistent gap exists between the practice of cardiology and the most current, evidence-based, and guideline-recommended evaluation and management of patients with structural and valvular heart disease. In a time of rapidly changing information and ongoing research findings, the practicing physician has difficulty maintaining an up-to-date knowledge base and, therefore, competency in these areas. This course addresses this gap by extensively reviewing structural and valvular heart disease through didactic lecture, panel discussions, and case presentations that emphasize newer concepts of diagnosis, decision-making, and therapy in these areas.

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Course Directors

Jonathan Passeri, MD

Co-Director, Heart Valve Program
Director, Interventional Echocardiography, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Evin Yucel, MD

Noninvasive Cardiologist, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Nathaniel Langer, MD, MSc

Cardiac Surgeon, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Mass General Faculty

Ami Bhatt, MD

Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center

Duke Cameron, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center

Jacqueline Danik, MD, DRPH

Cardiologist and Echocardiographer, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Doreen DeFaria Yeh, MD

Associate Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center
Co-Director, Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy Service
Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

Sammy Elmariah, MD, MPH

Interventional Cardiologist, Corrigan Minegan Heart Center
Director, Interventional Cardiology Research
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

E. Kevin Heist, MD, PhD

Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Corrigan Minegan Heart Center
Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Judy Hung, MD

Cardiac Radiologist
Director, Echocardiography Lab, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Eric Isselbacher, MD

Director, Healthcare Transformation Lab
Co-Director, Mass General Thoracic Aortic Center, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center

Arminder Jassar, MD

Cardiac Surgeon, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center

Serguei Melnitchouk, MD, MPH

Cardiac Surgeon
Co-Director, Heart Valve Program, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center

Nilay Patel, MD

Interventional Cardiologist, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center
Associate Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Rahul Sakhuja, MD, MPP

Interventional Cardiologist, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center
Co-Director, Mass General PAD Program

Ada Stefanescu, MD, MSC, MDCM

Interventional Cardiology and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Specialist, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center

Albree Tower-Rader, MD

Cardiac Radiologist, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center

Friday, September 9, 2022

7:30 am - 7:40 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Jonathan Passeri, MD
7:40 am - 8:05 am Aortic Stenosis: Incorporating Guidelines into Clinical Practice
Nilay Patel, MD
8:05 am - 8:30 am TAVR in Intermediate & Low Surgical Risk Patients: Advantages, Limitation, & Areas of Uncertainty
Arminder Jassar, MD
8:30 am - 8:55 am Racial Disparity in TAVR Utilization
Matthew Czarny, MD
8:55 am - 9:40 am Q&A and Panel Discussion
Moderator: Jonathan Passeri, MD
Speakers: Matthew Czarny, MD, Arminder Jassar, MD, Nilay Patel, MD
9:40 am - 9:50 am Mid-morning Break
9:50 am - 10:15 am Multimodality Imaging in Aortic Stenosis
Albree Tower-Rader, MD
10:15 am - 10:40 am Training the Cardiac Surgeon of the Future: How has TAVR Changed the Field of Cardiac Surgery?
Nathaniel Langer, MD
10: 40 am - 11:05 am Aortic Regurgitation: Challenges in Assessment and Timing of Intervention
Eric Isselbacher, MD
11:05 am - 11:50 am Q&A and Panel Discussion
Moderator: Jonathan Passeri, MD
Speakers: Eric Isselbacher, MD, Nathaniel Langer, MD, Albree Tower-Rader, MD
11:50 am - 12:40 pm Lunch Break
12:40 pm - 1:30 pm Igor F. Palacios Keynote Lecture: UPSTREAM Management of Aortic Stenosis
Martin Leon, MD
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm Q&A
Moderator: Jonathan Passeri, MD
1:45 pm - 2:10 pm Mitral Valve Surgery for Mitral Regurgitation
Serguei Melnitchouk, MD, MPH
 2:10 pm - 2:35 pm Transcatheter Therapies for Mitral Regurgitation
Jonathan Passeri, MD
 2:35 pm - 3:00 pm Management of Secondary Mitral Regurgitation: When To Intervene?
Johannes Steiner, MD
 3:00 pm - 3:40 pm Q&A
Moderator: Jonathan Passeri, MD
Speakers: Serguei Melnitchouk, MD, MPH, Jonathan Passeri, MD, Johannes Steiner, MD
 3:40 pm - 3:50 pm Break
 3:50 pm - 4:50 pm Aortic and Mitral Valve Cases: Challenging Scenarios with Expert Panel Discussion
Arminder Jassar, MD, Serguei Melnitchouk, MD, MPH, Jonathan Passeri, MD, Nilay Patel, MD, Guilherme Silva, MD, Evin Yucel, MD
4:50 pm - 5:00 pm Wrap Up
Jonathan Passeri, MD

Saturday, September 10, 2022

7:30 am - 7:40 am Welcome
Jonathan Passeri, MD
7:40 am - 8:05 am Tricuspid Regurgitation: Epidemiology and Clinical Impact and Imaging Challenges
Evin Yucel, MD
8:05 am - 8:30 am Surgical Considerations for Tricuspid Valve Disease
8:30 am - 8:55 am Transcatheter Therapies for Tricuspid Regurgitation
Sammy Elmariah, MD, MPH
8:55 am - 9:40 am Q&A and Panel Discussion
Moderator: Evin Yucel, MD
Speakers: Sammy Elmariah, MD, MPH, Evin Yucel, MD
9:40 am - 9:50 am Mid-morning Break
9:50 am - 10:15 am Atrial Septal Defect: Timing of Intervention and Transcatheter Therapies
Rahul Sakhuja, MD, MPP
10:15 am - 10:40 am Atrial Septal Defect: There's Still a Role for Surgery
Duke Cameron, MD
10: 40 am - 11:05 am Pulmonic Valve Disease in the Congenital Patient: Assessment and Indications for Intervention
Ami Bhatt, MD
11:05 am - 11:30 am Pulmonic Valve Disease in the Congenital Patient: Surgical and Transcatheter Therapies
Ada Stefanescu, MD, MSC, MDCM
11:30 am - 12:15 pm Q&A and Panel Discussion
Moderator: Nathaniel Langer, MD
Speakers: Ami Bhatt, MD, Duke Cameron, MD, Rahul Sakhuja, MD, MPP, Ada Stefanescu, MD, MSC, MDCM
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm - 1:25 pm Coarctation of the Aorta: Assessment and Indications for Intervention
Doreen DeFaria Yeh, MD
1:25 pm - 1:50 pm Surgical Management of Coarctation of the Aorta
Duke Cameron, MD
 1:50 pm - 2:15 pm Transcatheter Therapy for Coarctation of the Aorta
Ada Stefanescu, MD
 2:15 pm - 2:40 pm Q&A and Panel Discussion
Moderator: Evin Yucel, MD
Speakers: Duke Cameron, MD, Doreen DeFaria Yeh, MD, Ada Stefanescu, MD
 2:40 pm - 2:50 pm Break
 2:50 pm - 3:15 pm Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion: Indications and Procedural Considerations
E. Kevin Heist, MD, PhD
 3:15 pm - 3:40 pm Imaging for Transcatheter Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion
Jacqueline Danik, MD, DRPH
3:40 pm - 4:10 pm Q&A
Moderator: Evin Yucel, MD
Speakers: Jacqueline Danik, MD, DRPH, E. Kevin Heist, MD, PhD
4:10 pm - 4:50 pm  Tricuspid and Congenital Cases: Challenging Scenarios with Expert Panel Discussion
Speakers: Duke Cameron, MD, Doreen DeFaria Yeh, MD, Sammy Elmariah, MD, MPH, Evin Yucel, MD
4:50 pm - 5:00 pm Closing Remarks
Jonathan Passeri, MD

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.