ON SALE!! 20th Valve Disease, Structural Interventions and Diastology Summit

20th Valve Disease, Structural Interventions and Diastology Summit CME / CPD 

Full Course:  18.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD(EXPIRES 5/14/20) USE PROMO CODE SID18SPC TO SAVE $100!

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

Series 18 (SID18) Topics Include:  Aortic Stenosis, Diastolic Dysfunction, Right Heart Function, Constriction, Restriction, Tricuspid Regurgitation, Contrast Echo, Valve Regurgitation, 3D Echo, train and much more!

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Valve Disease - Focus on Aortic Stenosis I

Aortic Stenosis: What Criteria Directs Which Treatment?; Mechanism of Aortic Stenosis: Degenerative, Atherosclerosis, or Inflammation; TAVR Is a Team Sport: The Dynamics of the Heart Valve Team; 3D Echo and MDCT Imaging for TAVR; Is TAVR Applicable in Lower Risk Groups?; Paravalvular Regurgitation in TAVR: Prediction, Prevention, Quantitation and Management; and Valve in Valve TAVR - Another Plus for Bioprostheses at First Operation?.

Valve Disease - Focus on Aortic Stenosis II

Intraprocedural TEE in SAVR and TAVR: Incremental Benefit or Essential Tool?; Thoracic Aortic Disease - When CT, MR, TTE, TEE?; Ascending Aortic Dilation - A Concomitant of Aortic Valve Disease; Paradoxical or Not: Low Flow, Low Gradient Aortic Stenosis (AS); Transcatheter Procedures - What to Do When the Awful Happens; and Dobutamine Echo in Aortic Stenosis - Indications, Methods, Impact on Management.

Aortic Stenosis Case Workshop

How to Do an AS Exam For Sonographers; Management of TAVR Paravalvular Leak; AS, HOCM, or Not?; Watchman LAA Closure; and Severe Aortic Stenosis

Diastolic Dysfunction and Right Heart Function I

Updated Guidelines for Assessment of LV Filling Pressure; Practical Approach to Diastolic Function: Limitations and Pitfalls; Estimating LV Filling Pressures By Echocardiography; Constriction and Amyloid: Diastolic Dysfunction; Diastolic Dysfunction and LVOT Gradients in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy; Hemodynamic Correlates of Diastolic Dysfunction: What do the Studies Show?; and Diastolic Dysfunction in Special Populations: Atrial Fibrillation, MV Disease, Transplant, Pulmonary Hypertension.

Diastolic Dysfunction and Right Heart Function II

Tricuspid Valve 1; HOCM; Multivalve Disease; Severe Symptomatic TR; Diastolic Heart Failure; Percutaneous Valvuloplasty For Mitral Stenosis; Cardio Oncology; Functional Tricuspid Regurgitation; and Tricuspid Valve 2.

Valve Regurgitation, 3D Echo and Strain I

State of the Art Echo Quantification of Mitral and Aortic Regurgitation; Aortic Regurgitation - Decisions Based on Clinical and Echo Data; Surgical Considerations in Mitral Regurgitation; Asymptomatic Severe Mitral Regurgitation: Choosing the Golden Moment; Exercise Testing in Mitral or Aortic Valve Disease: What do the Guidelines Say?; Mitraclip: The New Mitral Repair; and Percutaneous Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Therapies and Paravalvular Leak Closure.

Valve Regurgitation, 3D Echo and Strain II

Incorporating 3D Echo and LV Strain into Routine Practice in the Echo Lab; 3D Echo: How to Acquire Data with Each of 3 Vendors; Unique Skills of 3D Echo over 2D: Which Situations?; Myocardial Mechanics: Strain and Torsion in Clinical Practice; LV Strain in Cardio-Oncology; and Muscle Mechanics in Pericardial Disease.

Radiation, Contrast Echo and MR Treatment Cases

Newer Treatment Options For Recurrent Pericarditis; Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement; Will I Get Better With Heart Surgery?; Valvular Heart Disease; and P2 Prolapse Repair.

Course Objective

Following this enduring material, the participants will be able to:
  • Apply echocardiography to diagnose the severity, mechanism, etiolog, and hemodynamic impact of the many types of valve disease, including aortic stenosis, mitral regurgitation, aortic regurgitation, prosthetic dysfunction, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy 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, including transcatheter valve replacement (aortic and mitral), closure of periprosthetic leaks, LAA closure, septal defect closure and edge-to-edge mitral and tricuspid repair
  • Gain an updated understanding on new and emerging imaging techniques, including 3D echocardiography, strain imaging, and MRI/CT
  • Describe clinical methods to diagnose diastolic dysfunction and manage disorders such as heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, constrictive pericarditis, amyloid heart disease and cardiac tamponade
  • Discuss role of clinical indications and emerging uses of contrast echocardiography


Release Date: 5/15/18
CME Expiration: 5/14/20
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 18.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.
American Board of Internal Medicine MOC
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 18.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Additional Information

This all new educational activity will focus on valve disease, particularly the newest issues involving structural valve interventions. Emphasis is placed on echocardiographic and clinical evaluation of diastolic dysfunction, as well as new and emerging imaging techniques.  Clinical indications for structural interventions and surgery will be discussed, as well as the merits and goals of medical management.  Worth up to 18.5 AMA PRA Category I Credits™, this enduring material meets Echo Lab CME requirements for Physicians and sonographers.  Additionally, physicians can earn up to 18.5 ABIM MOC points for this activity.