Midwest Valve Symposium 2015

Friday, April 10 – Saturday, April 11
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

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The 2nd Midwest Valve Symposium will bring local, national and international leaders in valvular heart disease and transcatheter aortic valve replacement together for two days to discuss the latest information regarding patient evaluation, management guidelines, imaging, pathology, surgical techniques, devices, and long term results. Faculty presentations of the latest available data, techniques, and state of the art reviews will be supplemented by live procedure and case presentation sessions. This innovative program will allow attendees at all levels to advance their knowledge in valvular heart disease and transcatheter valve intervention across all age spectrums during this Midwest Valve Symposium in Minneapolis, MN.

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Course Directors:
Gregory Helmer, MD
Kenneth Liao, MD
Ganesh Raveendran, MD

  • Summarize the current indications, techniques, and various options available for transcatheter valve intervention.
  • Discuss the team approach to the workup, evaluation, and treatment of high risk patients being considered for transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
  • Describe the appropriate workup for patients with severe aortic stenosis, and additional tests that may be useful in specific situations.
  • Explain the advantages and pitfalls of diagnostic imaging techniques used in evaluating valvular heart disease.
  • Discuss the complications and management of complications related to the transcatheter treatment of valvular heart disease.
  • Describe the current recommendations for percutaneous mitral valve repair and where it currently fits into the spectrum of therapy.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Fairview Health Services and University of Minnesota Heart Care. Fairview Health Services is accredited by the Minnesota Medical Association (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Fairview Health Services designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Care Professionals
Other health care professionals may submit their Statement of Attendance to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.