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 healthcare professionals encounter on a daily basis will be discussed.

This activity has been designed for clinical cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, pulmonologists, and cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgeons. Advanced practice providers, physician assistants, residents, fellows, medical students and other members of the health care team are also welcome to attend.

Course objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:


  • Describe the latest advances in the understanding of cardiac arrhythmias
  • Recognize how these advances are translated into new medical and interventional treatments
  • Identify how these treatment advances can be applied to their clinical practices

Coronary controversies

  • Describe recent advances in contemporary diagnostic and management strategies for coronary artery disease
  • Identify appropriate patients and multiple approaches for coronary interventions, percutaneous, surgical or both
  • Identify the advantages of minimally invasive surgical intervention and utility of PCI
  • Compare state-of-the-art percutaneous vs. surgical treatment options to determine appropriateness for patient selection

Pulmonary thromboembolic disease

  • Describe latest advances in the diagnosis, risk stratification and treatments of PE
  • Present novel approaches to PE management
  • Recognize potential complications from PE and how to prevent and treat them
  • Highlight unique patient populations and their specific treatment challenges
  • Promote and enhance coordinated, multidisciplinary care of PE patients
  • Explore opportunities for quality improvement in PE management

Controversies in the management of functional mitral valve regurgitation

  • Understand the medical options for functional MR
  • Recognize indications for repair
  • Describe patients best suited for surgical vs. catheter intervention
  • Review the current clinical data regarding new devices for functional MR

Aortic controversies

  • Recognize medical conditions associated with thoracic aortic disease
  • Describe indications for repair
  • Understand the underlying genetics to thoracic aortic aneurysm

Vascular controversies

  • Describe signs and symptoms of descending thoracic and abdominal aneurysms (AAA)
  • Differentiate treatment options for patients with identified aneurysms
  • Describe recent trends in outcomes for open and endovascular repair
  • Describe which types of patients would benefit from open vs. endovascular

Accreditation statement

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

Credit designation statement

Main Line Health designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Day 1 = a maximum of 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and day 2 = a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity.

Conflict of interest statement

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).


Transcripts will be available on November 12, 2018. All participants can obtain their MLH CME transcripts by visiting

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”