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Course Description

Mitral valve assessment, diagnosis, and management are rapidly evolving disciplines highlighted by innovations in imaging and interventions. This program is designed to provide a practical, cutting-edge, and case-based approach to the contemporary management of mitral valve disease and define the role of transcatheter and surgical therapies, with an emphasis on the collaborative nature of these procedures across many cardiovascular disciplines. Stay abreast of the latest research and technical advances and learn from experts who are pioneering new techniques and can offer deep insight into contemporary clinical trials and treatment dilemmas.

Target Audience

This course is intended for cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, interventionalists, nurses, physician assistants and all health care professionals involved in the evaluation, diagnosis and management of patients with mitral valve disease.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this educational activity, practitioners will be able to do the following:

  • Summarize the current knowledge of mitral valve pathophysiology.
  • Interpret the evidence base and clinical application of recently published mitral guidelines.
  • Individualize the most appropriate imaging technology for mitral valve assessment.
  • Describe the most up-to-date evidence on mitral valve surgery and apply that to specific patient populations with mitral valve.
  • Discuss the issues defining whether to surgically repair or replace the mitral valve.
  • Summarize the evidence supporting the efficacy, safety and indications for transcatheter mitral valve repair and replacement.
  • Select the most appropriate strategies for treating specific cases of mitral valve disease, including those related to anticoagulation, radiation-related disease, and drug use as well as those with complex hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy and functional mitral regurgitation.