2nd Annual Heart Team Summit

presented by Northwestern Medicine

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Notification icon Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5 PM - Wednesday, April 7, 2021 6 PM Etc/GMT-5

Event info


A Heart Team is now a standard treatment approach for complex cardiovascular patients. The Heart Team consists of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, nurses and other health care specialists. This includes regular meetings to make consensus treatment recommendations for conditions including obstructive coronary artery disease and valvular heart conditions. These meetings will provide expert lectures and case presentations geared toward health care professionals who may be part of a Heart Team. Also will provide the latest innovations as well as standard treatments, including transcatheter valvular heart therapies and coronary revascularization strategies.

Meetings in the series will begin at 5 PM CDT on the following dates:

  • September 16 and 30, 2020
  • October 14 and 28, 2020
  • November 11, 2020
  • December 9, 2020
  • January 6 and 20, 2021
  • February 3 and 17, 2021
  • March 3 and 24, 2021
  • April 7, 2021

Target Audience

This CME program has been designed to meet the educational needs of Cardiologists, Internists, Physician Assistants, Vascular Surgeons, Electro Physiologists, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Residents and Nurses and any other health care professionals who participate in the care of atrial tribulation.

Learning Objectives

After this activity, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the concept of the Heart Team, including the key components and functionality 
  • List transcatheter options to address heart valve pathology including aortic, mitral, tricuspid and pulmonic stenosis and regurgitation
  • Describe the latest interventional techniques and therapies for structural heart disease and congenital heart disease
  • Apply various diagnostic technologies including echocardiography, CT, and CMR to guide management of valvular heart disease 
  • Discuss the various tools to assist a patient in cardiogenic shock
  • Describe available and emerging technologies to manage the left atrial appendage and how it can mitigate stroke
  • Summarize the latest developments in coronary revascularization
  • Describe various techniques to treat complex pathology such as left main, bifurcation disease, and calcified lesions with surgical and catheter based therapies
  • List the latest recommendations for management of CTOs to optimize procedural success while minimizing complications 
  • Review the variety of percutaneous ventricular support devices and clinical scenarios best suited for each device
  • Summarize lessons learned from case presentations
  • Discuss the treatment differences and the variation in clinical outcomes in special patient populations
  • Discuss the multidisciplinary care of the pregnant patients with acquired or congenital heart disease

Accreditation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Syllabus

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