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Join us at the 20th Valve Disease, Structural Interventions, and Diastology Summit

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Valve Disease, Structural Interventions, and Diastology Summit will focus on valve disease, particularly the newest issues of structural valve interventions. About a third of the Summit will emphasize echocardiographic and clinical evaluation of diastolic dysfunction and the ASE guidelines. The Summit will provide a unique opportunity to receive updates in new and emerging topics from basic to advanced imaging techniques including 3-D echocardiography, strain imaging, echo guidance of transcatheter therapies as well as MRI/CT. We will discuss the clinical indications for structural interventions and surgery, as well as the merits and goals of medical management.

By Attending, You Will Be Able To:

  • Apply echocardiography to diagnose the severity, mechanism, etiology, and hemodynamic impact of the many types of valve disease, including aortic stenosis, mitral regurgitation, aortic regurgitation, prosthetic dysfunction, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and tricuspid valve disorders
  • Assess the most recent innovations in structural valve interventions and describe their clinical use
  • Translate new guideline criteria on imaging into current decision-making regarding structural valve interventions, medical treatment, and surgical valve repair/replacement
  • Utilize echocardiographic imaging for imaging before, during, and after interventional procedures, including transcatheter valve replacement (aortic and mitral), closure of periprosthetic leaks, LAA closure, septal defect closure, and edge-to-edge mitral and tricuspid repair
  • Gain an updated understanding on new and emerging imaging techniques, including 3D echocardiography, strain imaging, and MRI/CT
  • Describe clinical methods to diagnose diastolic dysfunction and manage disorders such as heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, constrictive pericarditis, amyloid heart disease, and cardiac tamponade
  • Discuss role of clinical indications and emerging uses of contrast echocardiography

Who Should Attend?

Noninvasive and invasive cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, sonographers, nurses, fellows, cardiology nurse practitioners, and physician assistants will benefit from attending this Summit.