22nd Valve Disease, Structural Interventions and Diastology Summit

Full Course:  16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD(EXPIRES 5/14/23)

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Noninvasive and Invasive Cardiologists, Cardiac Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Sonographers, Nurses, Fellows, Cardiology Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants 

Series 22 (SID20) Topics Include:  Mitral, Aortic and Tricuspid Valve Diseases, Basic and Advanced Imaging, 3-D Echo, Fusion Imaging, Strain Imaging, Interventional Echo, and much more!

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Valve Disease-Focus on the Mitral Valve

Complexities of the Mitral Valve: Structure and Mechanics; Mitral Regurgitation: Etiology and Quantification; Management of Mitral Regurgitation; Primary and Secondary Mitral Regurgitation: Who, Who-Not, and When to Do Surgery?; Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair: Imaging and Procedural Guidance; How Does the Sonographer Acquire Quality Data for the Mitral Valve and the Left Atrium?; and Panel Discussion.

Structural Interventions-Mitral Valve and Left Atrium

Exercise Testing in Mitral Valve Disease: What Do the Guidelines Say?; Evaluation of Valvular Regurgitation After Percutaneous Valve Repair: What Do the New Guidelines Say?; LAA Occluder Devices - Current Indications; Calcific Mitral Stenosis: Percutaneous and Surgical Options and Challenges; and Panel Discussion.

Percutaneous Mitral Valve Intervention Cases

Percutaneous Mitral Valve Case #1; Double Trouble: A Case of Mitral Valve Disease With Two Mechanisms; Percutaneous Mitral Valve Case #3; Mitraclip: The Corner Pocket; and Mechanisms Mechanical Valve Failure.

Controversies in Mitral Valve Disease

Debates: Transcatheter Mitral Leaflet Repair Will Be Routinely Used to Treat Severe Functional Mitral Regurgitation; Transcatheter Mitral Leaflet Repair Will Not Be Routinely Used to Treat Severe Functional Mitral Regurgitation; Transcatheter Mitral Leaflet Repair Pro Rebuttal; and Transcatheter Mitral Leaflet Repair Debate Discussion.

Valve Disease-- Focus on the Aortic Valve

Low Flow, Low Gradient Aortic Stenosis: What Does This Mean and How to Image?; Stress Echo in Aortic Stenosis: Indications, Methods, Impact on Management; Aortic Root Anatomy: Utilizing the Best of Echo and CT Imaging to Optimize TAVR Outcomes; TAVR vs. SAVR: New Devices and Expanding Indications and Panel Discussion.

Structural Interventions and the Tricuspid Valve

The Forgotten Valve: Tricuspid Valve Therapies; Imaging the Tricuspid Valve for Procedural Guidance; Percutaneous Treatment of Tricuspid Regurgitation: Which Patients and What Devices?; How Does the Sonographer Acquire Quality Data for the Tricuspid Valve and Right- Sided Chambers? and Panel Discussion.

Controversies in Aortic Valve Disease

Debates: TAVR Will Replace SAVR in Low and Moderate Risk Aortic Stenosis Patients - Pros and Cons; and Panel Discussion.

Aortic Valve Intervention Cases

Aortic Valve Interventions Case #1; Severe Tricuspid Regurgitation; Mitral Balloon Valvuloplasty in Severe Calcific Mitral Stenosis; and Aortic Valve Interventions Case #4.

Diastolic Function Evaluation

Physiology of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function: Is it Really That Complicated?; Estimating LV Filling Pressures With Doppler Echo and Hemodynamics; How to Handle Indeterminate and Difficult Cases; Diastology Guidelines: State of the Art; Cardiac Amylodosis: What is New in 2020?; and Panel Discussion.

Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases

How to Differentiate Athlete's Heart From Non-obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy - Management Pearls; Radiation Associated Cardiac Disease: The Role of Multimodality Imaging; Complicated Pericarditis: A Paradigm Shift of Treatment; Artificial Intelligence: Is This Going to Help the Clinician?; and Contrast Echo for the Assessment of Cardiac Structure and Function.

Controversies in Cardiac Imaging

Debates: Strain Will Replace EF in Evaluation of Heart Disease and Strain Will Not Replace EF in Evaluation of Heart Disease; Strain Debate: Rebuttal Pros and Cons; and Debate Discussion.

Cases in Constriction, Restriction, Contrast and More

Cases 1-2; Case #3: Unrepaired Tetrology of Fallot in an Adult and Case #4: Worsening TRA After Pericadiectomy.

Course Objectives

Following this enduring material, the participants will be able to:
  • Apply echocardiography to diagnose the severity, mechanism, etiology, and hemodynamic impact of the many types of valve disease, including mitral regurgitation, mitral stenosis, aortic stenosis, aortic regurgitation and tricuspid valve disorders.
  • Assess the most recent innovations in structural valve interventions and describe their clinical use.
  • Translate new guideline criteria on imaging into current decision-making regarding structural valve interventions, medical treatment and surgical valve repair/replacement.
  • Utilize echocardiographic imaging for imaging before, during, and after interventional procedures, closure of periprosthetic leaks, valve-in-valve repair, LAA closure and tricuspid repair.
  • Discuss multimodality imaging techniques, including 3-D echocardiography, fusion imaging, strain imaging, MRI/CT as well as contrast echo.
  • Describe clinical methods to diagnose diastolic dysfunction and manage disorders such as heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, cardiac amyloidosis, complicated pericarditis and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
  • Discuss role of clinical indications and emerging uses of contrast echocardiography.
  • Review what artificial intelligence is and how to use in clinical practice.





Release Date:     5/15/20
CME Expiration:  5/14/23
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 16.75 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. 
Your credit will be reported to the ABIM within 30 days of claiming credit. 


Additional Information

Cleveland Clinic’s world renowned faculty congregates with several guest speakers for the 22nd Valve Disease, Structural Interventions and Diastology Summit.  This activity will focus on mitral, aortic and tricuspid valve diseases, while providing a unique opportunity for updates in new and emerging topics.  These include basic and advanced imaging techniques such as 3-D echocardiography, fusion imaging, strain imaging and interventional echo.  Worth up to 16.75 AMA PRA Category I Credits™, this enduring material meets Echo Lab CME requirements for Physicians and sonographers.  Additionally, physicians can earn up to 16.75 ABIM MOC points for this activity.