September 09, 2016 at Radisson Blu Aqua, 221 N Columbus Drive, 60601 in Chicago.


This annual course provides new case-based updates on the diagnosis and treatment of commonly encountered challenging cardiovascular conditions. Each year the program has new and refreshed content but continues to focus on various challenging aspects of coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea, and preventive cardiology. The case-based review will address the relevant guidelines and treatment options for patients with these conditions. Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

• Summarize key aspects of the new valvular heart disease guidelines
• Describe the assessment and treatment of prosthetic valve dysfunction
• Review current pharmacologic, non-pharmacologic and strategies in patients with atrial fibrillation
• Describe how to assess and treat patients with syncope and structural heart disease
• Describe how to make a diagnosis of Brugada Syndrome
• Describe how to manage patients with STEMI
• Describe the contemporary treatment of heart failure
• Describe the role of genetic testing in patients with cardiovascular disease
• Describe how to assess frailty
• Review the evidence for treatments related to preventive cardiology
• Describe how to evaluate and treat patients with pulmonary hypertension
• Describe how to evaluate and treat patients with constrictive pericarditis
• Describe how to evaluate and treat patients with cryptogenic stroke
• Describe how to treat pregnant patients with underlying cardiovascular disease


Full Fee (MD, PhD, DO, PharmD): $879.00,
Reduced Fee (Fellow, Resident, RN, NP, PA, Sonographer): $779.00

Speakers: Charles J. Bruce, Heidi M. Connolly, Thomas G. Allison, Joseph L. Blackshear, Lori A. Blauwet, Daniel D. Borgeson, Juan M. Bowen, Robert P. Frantz, Raul E. Espinosa, William K. Freeman, S. Michael Gharacholou, William E. Haley, Allan S. Jaffe, Suraj Kapa, Barry L. Karon, Michael J. Krowka, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Robert D. McBane, Christopher J. McLeod, Hector I. Michelena, Timothy I. Morgenthaler, Thomas M. Munger, Michael J. Osborn, Sorin V. Pislaru, M.D., Peter M. Pollak, Thom W. Rooke, Sameh M. Said, Hartzell V. Schaff, Jorge F. Trejo-Gutierrez, Marysia S. Tweet, K. L. Venkatachalam, Jean A. Wagner, A.P.R.N., Eric H. Yang

Challenges in Clinical Cardiology: A Case-Based Update

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