Register Now
Course Information

Join us at the Valve Disease and Diastology Summit


The Cleveland Clinic Valve Disease 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. The Summit will provide a unique opportunity to receive updates in new and emerging topics related to imaging techniques, including three dimensional echocardiography, strain imaging, and echo guidance of transcatheter therapies. We will discuss the clinical indications for structural interventions and surgery, as well as the merits and goals of medical management. You will have the opportunity to interact with key opinion leaders in the field.

By attending, you will be able to:

  • Diagnose the severity, mechanism, etiology, and management of common and uncommon valve diseases such as aortic stenosis, mitral regurgitation, aortic regurgitation, prosthetic dysfunction, and tricuspid valve disorders
  • Assess the most recent innovations in structural valve interventions and describe their clinical use
  • Translate guideline criteria on imaging into current decision-making regarding structural valve interventions and surgical valve repair and replacement
  • Describe clinical methods to diagnose diastolic dysfunction and manage disorders such as heart failure with normal ejection fraction, pericardial constriction, amyloid heart disease, and pericardial tamponade
  • Provide updates on new and emerging topics related to imaging techniques including 3D echocardiography, strain imaging, and echo guidance of transcatheter therapies
  • Utilize echocardiographic imaging for imaging before, during, and after procedures, including transcatheter valve replacement, closure of periprosthetic leaks, septal defect closure, and edge-to-edge mitral repair
  • Demonstrate how to use 3D echo and strain imaging to assess diastolic function and valve disease
  • 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.