High Risk Surgical Conference
High Risk Surgical Conference

Mondays 12:00 Noon

The core objective of the lecture series is cover the continuum of basic of heart failure to the more advanced aspects of heart failure including temporary and durable mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation. Topics to be covered include overview of diagnosis, evaluation and management of systolic and diastolic heart failure, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, infiltrative cardiomyopathies including amyloidosis, sarcoidosis, when to refer and consider for advanced therapies, diagnosis and management of cardiogenic shock amongst many others. At the end of the lecture series attendees will have a detailed understanding of the pathophysiology as well as management strategies on these clinical scenarios. Attendees will have the opportunity to be involved virtually or in person interactive discussion on the topic presented that day. Prior to the lecture attendees will be provided a list of objectives and goals for each of the lecture. Guest speakers will be invited for this lecture series as well.

Learning Objectives:

  • Know the core big picture questions surrounding the care of heart failure patients in 2021.
  • Review the newest cutting edge device therapy and surgery options available for the treatment of heart failure
  • Discuss DCD heart transplantation and monitoring of transplant patients.
  • Recognize the best treatment options for End Stage Heart Failure using clinical case examples.
  • Identify patients for advanced heart failure therapies.
  • Explore special case scenarios such as heart failure in adult congenital heart disease and patients with pulmonary hypertension.

Course Director

Aasim Afzal, MD

  • Medical director of MCS
  • Program director of the Heart Failure and Transplant Fellowship 
  • Baylor Scott and White The Heart Hospital - Plano.

Accreditation & Credit Designation

The Foundation for Advanced Cardiovascular Education and Training (FACET) designates this live activity for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Attendees should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. FACET is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education [Provider #0007001], and the California Board of Registered Nursing [Provider #CEP 17101]. This Series is also approved for MOC. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 6.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


Baylor Scott & White Heart Hospital

1100 Allied Dr, Plano, TX 75093
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For more information please email info@thefacet.org.