The need for surgery and its optimal timing are team decisions. But once there’s an indication to operate, surgery should be expedited.
Our experts say “not so fast” in the wake of a study suggesting prophylaxis against endocarditis should perhaps be expanded to patients with bicuspid aortic valves or mitral valve prolapse.
Strain imaging, 3D image reconstruction, contrast use and more are among focal points of our powerhouse “State of the Art Echocardiography” CME course Sept. 14-16. MOC points too!
Since Cleveland Clinic proposed a peer-review process for the echo lab of an affiliated hospital in New Jersey, communication among the lab team has increased while variability in echo reviews has fallen.
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The first comprehensive multidisciplinary U.S. symposium on managing infective endocarditis draws on broad subspecialty expertise to address a host of complications and nuanced issues.
Familial studies have linked three areas of the genome to mitral valve prolapse risk. A new population-based study of 500 patients is casting the net more broadly. Results are due in 2018.
If the world-class faculty, spirited pro/con debates and unprecedently comprehensive agenda aren’t enough, then come for December sightseeing in New York.
A slew of heart valve studies out of Cleveland Clinic point to two major themes: Intervening earlier in valve disease tends to bring better outcomes, and interpretation of strain-based assessment varies by the lesion being studied.
Determining when to operate on patients with a dilated proximal ascending aorta and trileaflet aortic valve may have just gotten easier, thanks to a new analysis.
A 77-year-old presents with worsening dyspnea. Could thoracic radiation therapy over 30 years earlier be to blame for his underlying calcific valve disease? And what can be done if he’s too high-risk for surgery?