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2018 Minnesota Valve Symposium

Thursday, April 19 – Friday, April 20, 2018

JW Marriott at the Mall of America
2141 Lindau Lane
Bloomington, MN 55420

Register today!
The fifth annual Minnesota Valve Symposium is a gathering of local, national and international leaders for a two-day discussion on the latest information about valve disease, including patient evaluation, management guidelines, imaging, pathology, surgical techniques, devices and long-term results of patients with all types of valvular disease, as well as new cardiac innovations in areas of complex PCI and LAA closure.

Keynote Speaker:

James Hermiller Jr., MD, FACC, FSCAI
St. Vincent Medical Group Indianapolis, IN 

Faculty presentations of the latest data, techniques and state-of-the-art reviews will be augmented with live procedure and case presentation sessions.

Featured presentation topics:

  • Live case from University of Minnesota Health
  • Complex PCI management as well as Robotic PCI
  • Transcather management of valvular heart disease
  • Hemodynamic and imaging tools used for patient management
These presentations are appropriate for physicians, interventional cardiologists, noninvasive cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, internalists, fellows, residents, advanced practitioners, registered nurses and interested allied health professionals.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and ANCC credits will be available
Sponsored by University of Minnesota Health, a national and state leader in structural heart care.



7:00am Breakfast and registration
7:20 Welcome and introduction Greg Helmer, MD

Valvular Heart Disease Session 1 (Moderator/Lead: Ganesh Raveendran, MD & Demetri Yannopoulos, MD)
7:30 CAD and TAVR John Lasala, MD
7:50 Low flow gradient AS Blase Carabello, MD
8:10 What’s new with the updated guidelines Gardar Sigurdsson, MD
8:30 Panel Discussion

Mitral Valve Session (Moderator/Lead: Greg Helmer, MD, Santiago Garcia, MD)
8:40 TMVR insights in 2018 Paul Sorajja, MD
9:00 Tips and tricks for MitraClip Stanley Chetcuti, MD

9:20 Transcatheter MVR vs surgical MVR Ted Feldman, MD
9:40 Panel discussion

9:50 Break

10:05 – Live case with panel on stage

11:00 -- KEYNOTE LECTURE: James Hermiller Jr., MD

TAVR Session 1: (Moderator/Lead: Greg Helmer, MD, Mudassar Ahmed, MD)
11:30 TVT registry data Thom Dahle, MD
11:50 Clinical use and insights into the Portico valve Ravi Ramana, DO
12:10 Developing an efficient TAVR program Eric Sarin, MD
12:30 Cracking bioprosthetic TAVR Adnan Chhatriwalla, MD
12:50 Panel discussion

1:00 Lunch break

Imaging for Structural Heart (Moderator/Lead: Ganesh Raveendran, MD & Bilal Ali, MD)
2:00 Future of fusion imaging to guide SHD interventions Carlos Ruiz, MD
2:20 CT TAVR for interventional cardiologists Gilbert Raff, MD
2:40 3D echo for SHD Sherif Nagueh, MD
3:00 Panel discussion

Valvular Heart Disease Session 2: (Moderator/Lead: Ganesh Raveendran, MD & Ranjit John, MD)
3:10 How to avoid a peripheral complication Stephen Ramee, MD
3:30 All you need to know about the surgical valves Vinayak Bapat, MD
3:50 Lampoon procedure Peter Block, MD
4:10 Panel discussion

4:20 Break

Case Presentations (Moderator/Lead: Greg Helmer, MD/Ganesh Raveendran, MD)
4:30 Ernesto Ruiz, MD
4:45 Todd Drexel, MD
5:00 Closing Remarks Greg Helmer, MD/Ganesh Raveendran, MD

5:05 pm Adjourn

FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018

7:00am Breakfast and registration
7:20 Introduction Greg Helmer, MD/Ganesh Raveendran, MD

TAVR Session 2: (Moderator/Lead: Dr. Ganesh Raveendran, MD & Timinder Biring, MD)
7:30 Next generation TAVR valves Neal Kleiman, MD
7:50 Will one valve fit for all? Howard Herrmann, MD
8:10 Embolic protection in TAVR Pinak Bipin Shah, MD
8:30 Panel discussion

Complex Coronary (Robotic PCI) (Moderator/Lead: Greg Helmer, MD)
8:40 Atherectomy for complex CAD Steven Heifetz, MD
9:00 Insights into Robotic PCI Sunil Rao, MD
9:20 RP device clinical uses Bhaskar Purushottam, MD
9:40 High risk PCI and LV support Ted Schreiber, MD
10:00 Panel Discussion

10:10 Break

10:25am Live case from University of Minnesota Medical Center – panel on stage

11:25 KEYNOTE LECTURE: Details coming coming soon!

11:55 Lunch break

12:55 Special Session
LAA (Moderator/Lead: Ganesh Raveendran, MD)
1:25 Anticoagulation and A.Fib Christopher Granger, MD
1:45 Tips and tricks of LAA closure Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD
2:05 LAA closure, what’s new Issam D. Moussa, MD
2:25 Panel discussion

Case Presentations (Moderator/Lead: Drs. Helmer/Raveendran)
2:35 Steven Roh, MD
2:50 Genaro Fernandez, MD

3:05 pm Closing Remarks and Evaluations Greg Helmer, MD/Ganesh Raveendran, MD
3:10 pm Adjourn