CME Symposium- An Expert Forum: In Stable Ischemic Heart Disease Management

This CME Symposium takes place on November 9, 2015, from 7:00 PM - 9:00PM at the Rosen Centre Hotel, Grand Ballroom C, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - Sept. 28, 2015 - PRLog -- Orlando - Nov. 9, 2015 - Click to Register Online

An Expert Forum:
Hot Topics in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease Management


Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, New York

Karol Watson, MD, PhD (co-Chair)
Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California
Los Angeles, California


Deepak Bhatt, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD
Professor of Medicine
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Heart Institute
Los Angeles, California

Benjamin Scirica, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

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Cardiologists are faced with many daunting challenges in the management of stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD). Difficult decisions must often be made at various steps of the treatment algorithm—from diagnosis through ultimate management strategy. For example, the evaluation of symptoms and the precision of an obstructive coronary artery disease likelihood in a female patient may be arduous. Moreover, women with angina, evidence of ischemia, but no obstructive coronary artery disease frequently have microvascular dysfunction. When treating angina pharmacologically, patient characteristics and comorbidities, combined with concomitant medications, may obscure prudent individualization of antianginal therapy. Current SIHD guidelines indicate that most patients should have a trial of guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT) before considering revascularization (in addition to GDMT) to improve symptoms. When revascularization is appropriate, the decision of PCI vs. CABG in patients with multivessel disease is often a complex one, involving a heart team approach, patient preferences, anatomy, other clinical factors, and local resources and expertise. In this program, a panel of experts (co-Chairs Dr. Valentin Fuster and Dr. Karol Watson, and faculty members Dr. Deepak Bhatt, Dr. C. Noel Bairey Merz, and Dr. Benjamin Scirica) will discuss these challenges in lectures, panel discussions, and provocative cases.

Voxmedia gratefully acknowledges the educational grant provided by Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs.

This educational activity is intended for General and Interventional Cardiologists and other clinicians.

Pre-registration is for planning purposes only.

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