Comprehensive CV Disease Management: From Fundamentals to Innovation 2022

On April 8, Valley Health System presented the 6th Annual Comprehensive CV Disease Management: From Fundamentals to Innovation CME virtual symposium. This program provided an in-depth review and analysis of current state-of-the-art practices in cardiovascular medicine, intervention, and surgery. Attendees also learned about more recent advances in treatment and technology, and ways to incorporate these advances into clinical practice. Viewers learned about issues relevant to clinicians, in particular clinical cardiology, new techniques and approaches in interventional cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, and advances in electrophysiology.

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Session I: Clinical Cardiology – What is New?

Moderator: Suneet Mittal, MD

Time Topic Presenter


Welcome and Opening Remarks Suneet Mittal, MD
08:10 COVID and Myocarditis  Gerald Sotsky, MD
08:20 2021 Guidelines on CV Disease Prevention: Top 10 Take-Home Points Himanshu Gupta, MD
08:30 2021 Guidelines on Heart Failure: Top 10 Take-Home Points                            Kariann Abbate, MD
08:40 DEI and the Cardiovascular Service Line Marcus Williams, MD
08:50 Panel Discussion and Q&A Faculty
09:10 Break -

Session II: New Techniques and Approaches in Interventional Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery

Moderator: Juan B. Grau, MD

Time Topic Presenter
09:20 2021 Guidelines on Managing Chest Pain: Top 10 Take-Home Points Francis Kim, MD
09:30 Team-Based Care for Managing Structural Heart Disease: A New Paradigm Raj Tayal, MD
09:40 A Look at 50 Years of Coronary Surgery Alex Zapolanski, MD
09:50 Indications and Approaches to Surgery in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Juan Grau, MD
10:10 The Ross Procedure in Adults: A 21st Century Look Habib Jabagi, MD
10:20 Panel Discussion and Q&A Faculty + Hussein Rahim, MD
10:45 Break -

Session III: Latest Advances in Electrophysiology

Moderator: Suneet Mittal, MD

Time Topic Presenter


Paroxysmal AF: Is Ablation First-Line Therapy? Mark Preminger, MD
11:10 Persistent AF: Is Pulmonary Vein Isolation Alone Enough? Dan Musat, MD
11:20 Catheter Ablation Without Using Fluoroscopy Ali Habibi, MD
11:30 Emerging Device Options for Heart Failure Patients Tina Sichrovsky, MD
11:40 Left Atrial Appendage Closure - An Update Advay Bhatt, MD
11:50 Artificial Intelligence in Electrophysiology Suneet Mittal, MD
12:00 Panel Discussion and Q&A Faculty

Session IV:

Two Options

Option 1: Advanced Practice Professional Track    

Moderator: Robin Giordano, APN

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ECG Monitoring Options in AF Patients Carissa Pistilli, APN
12:40 A Primer on Obstructive Sleep Apnea Lisa Finnegan, APN
12:50 How to Start a SGLT2 Inhibitor Gini Varghese, APN
1:00 Left Atrial Appendage Closure: The Patient Journey Jeromane "Mae" Tenido-Ng, APN
1:10 New Device Options for Heart Failure Patients Nancy Elmann, APN
1:20 Women and Heart Disease Mary Collins, APN
1:30 Panel Discussion Faculty


Option 2: Hot Topics in Cardiology

Moderator: Himanshu Gupta, MD

Time Topic Presenter


Lipid Management: Now and the Future Joel Landzberg, MD
12:40 A Primer on Cardio-oncology Howard Goldschmidt, MD
12:50 Heart Disease: Depression and Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Cardiac Patient Elliot Brown, MD
1:00 Pulmonary Embolism: Current and Evolving Therapies Mitul Patel, MD
1:10 Driving Innovation in Cardiology Himanshu Gupta, MD
1:20 Panel Discussion Faculty
2:00 Final Comments & Adjourn Suneet Mittal, MD