Program Overview

This program will focus on recent advances in the field of cardiovascular care, and options available for the management of patients. Clinical and practical issues that health care professionals encounter on a daily basis will be discussed.

The target audience is clinical cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiac and thoracic surgeons, APPs, PAs, nurses, residents, fellows, and medical students. Other members of the health care team are also welcome to attend.

Learning objectives

Right heart failure

  • Describe common etiologies of right-sided heart failure and chronic management
  • Identify disease processes that contribute to right-sided heart failure
  • Recognize the importance of the tricuspid valve in the pathophysiology of heart failure and non-surgical treatment of TR

Social media and medicine

  • Explore different social media platforms and their impact on the world of medicine
  • Understand the impact social media can have on career development and physician networking
  • Explain the legal issues and privacy concerns that physicians should be mindful of when using social media

The aortic valve and aortic pathology

  • Identify disease states of the aortic valve and explore different surgical options for valvular disease
  • Recognize aortic arch pathology and discuss both medical and surgical treatment of aortic dissection
  • Diagnose bicuspid aortic valve and specific pathologies associated with this congenital abnormality

Congenital heart disease in the adult

  • Recognize common congenital heart disease syndromes and their physiology
  • Identify congenital coronary anomalies in the adult and their management
  • Identify electrophysiological sequela of congenital heart disease in adults and their management
  • Identify traditional surgical corrective techniques as well as transcatheter approaches

Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

  • Understand diastolic dysfunction in the context of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
  • Identify the best options for imaging HFpEF
  • Recognize new treatment options for cardiac amyloidosis
  • Recognize new interventional device approaches in the management of HFpEF

Accreditation statement

Main Line Health is accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit designation

Main Line Health designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Day one = a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Day two = a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity.

Conflict of interest

Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing medical education activities sponsored by Main Line Health are expected to disclose to the audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s).

Conflict of interest statement

All commercial support for this program will be identified in the course handout materials.

Transcripts

Transcripts will be available on November 11, 2019. All participants can obtain their MLH CME transcripts by visiting mainlinehealth.org/cme.

Participants must complete the information on the home screen the first time using the MLH CME system.

    • Right column: select “CME Transcripts
    • Enter participant email address and then medical/professional license number in this format “MD000000” – do not use any dashes or spaces
    • Enter the date range in this format 00/00/00 and hit “Sign In”

Cancellation and refund policy

Refunds, minus the Paypal transaction fee ($20.00) will be made for written cancellations received before October 25, 2019. No refunds will be available after October 25, 2019.