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Join us at the Cleveland Clinic Valve Disease and Diastology Summit


This Cleveland Clinic educational activity will emphasize valve disease, particularly the newest aspects of structural valve interventions. A third of the course will emphasize echocardiographic and clinical evaluation of diastolic dysfunction. It will provide a unique opportunity for updates in new and emerging topics, related to imaging techniques, including three dimensional echocardiography, strain imaging, and echo guidance of transcatheter therapies.

The education will also focus on clinical indications for structural interventions and surgery, as well as the merits and goals of medical management. Participants will have ample time to interact and network with key opinion leaders in the field.

New this year on Thursday, March 3, is the optional MOC Learning Session from ASE University III: Case-based Learning Volume 1. This session highlights several key topic areas through a study of clinical patient scenarios. Guided by faculty moderators, topics covered will include new echo technology, artifacts, valvular heart disease, ventricular size and function, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, congenital heart disease, Doppler evaluation of diastolic function, pericardial disease, stress echocardiography, and cardiac masses. 

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 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.



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