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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 Speakers:

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

Neil Wilson, MB, BS, DCH, FRCP, FRCP [CH], FSCAI 
Childrens Hospital Colorado

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
  • Transcatheter 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 & Demetris 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 Percutaneous mitral valve disease thinking more like a surgeon, Stanley Chetcuti, MD

9:20 Transcatheter MVR vs surgical MVR, Ted Feldman, MD
9:40 Panel discussion
9:50 Break
10:05 a.m. Live case from UCHealth with panel on stage: Percutaneous transcatheter treatment of prosthetic mitral stenosis of Duran Ring with concomitant aortic stenosis
11:00 a.m. Keynote Lecture – Transcatheter valve therapies risk assessment: Beyond the eyeball test and STS-Prom, James Hermiller Jr., MD

TAVR Session 1: (Moderator/Lead: Greg Helmer, MD, Mudassar Ahmed, MD)
11:30 Alternative subclavian and axillary access: Insights from the TVT Registry, 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 Optimizing Outcomes in VIV TAVR, Adnan Chhatriwalla, MD

12:50 Working lunch

1:10 p.m. Live case from UCHealth with panel on stage: Bioprosthetic valve fracture of 21 mm Mitroflow

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, PhD
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 Prediction and prevention of TAVR complications, Bilal Murad, 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

2:00-4:00 pm TAVR Coordinators Breakout Session (Moderators: Deb Dempsey, RN & Cindy Western, RN)
2:00 Sharon Howell
2:45 Susan Strong
3:30 Valve coordinator’s priceless information

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 TAVR: New frontiers, Howard Herrmann, MD
8:10 Embolic protection in TAVR, Pinak Bipin Shah, MD
8:30 Panel discussion

Complex Coronary (Robotic PCI) (Moderators/Leads: Greg Helmer, MD & Steven Heifetz, MD)
8:40 New approaches to calcific coronary artery disease, 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 with panel on stage

11:25 a.m. Keynote Lecture – Percutaneous valve implantation in the congenital heart community, Neil Wilson, MB

11:55 Lunch break

12:55 Special Session
Open Trans-Atrial Sapien 3 Valve in MAC: A new tool for a challenging disease, Hyde Mckinney Russell, MD
LAA (Moderator/Lead: Ganesh Raveendran, MD)
1:25 Variants of LAA anatomy, Renu Virmani, MD
1:45 Tips and tricks of LAA closure, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD
2:05 LAA closure with the Watchman device in the US: The on-label indication is not evidence-based, 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

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