Cardiovascular Updates 2023

Course Description

Cardiovascular Updates 2023 will feature a wide variety of the latest updates in congestive heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, coronary artery disease, cardiac arrhythmias, congenital heart disease, anticoagulation, preventive cardiology, and valvular heart disease, among others.

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Assess indications, use, and limitations of different types of anticoagulants in a diverse spectrum of cardiovascular diseases.
  • Evaluate peri-procedure management of anticoagulation in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.
  • Recite the current indications and contra-indications for TAVR, mitral valve clip and potential new indications for percutaneous tricuspid valve replacement.
  • Apply the latest hypertension and cardiovascular (CV) guidelines to improve overall morbidity/mortality rates.
  • Describe practice changes to improve care for patients with congenital heart disease.
  • Summarize guidelines to increase preventive care for patients with CV diseases.
  • Apply current guidelines for the treatment of congestive heart failure (CHF).
  • Describe clinical features of primary pulmonary arterial hypertension.
  • Describe cardiovascular adaptation to exercise and review risks and benefits of exercise in patients with cardiovascular diseases.
in congestive heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, coronary artery disease, cardiac arrhythmias, congenital heart disease, anticoagulation, preventive cardiology, and valvular heart disease, among others.

Scientific Program


Saturday, February 18, 2023
(All times are Central Standard Time)
7:00 am
Breakfast and Registration
7:30 am
7:45 am
KEYNOTE: 20 yrs of TAVR – Michael Mack, MD
8:15 am
Session 1: Structural Heart Disease
Moderators: Molly Szerlip, MD, Zuyue Wang, MD, & Justin Schaffer, MD
  • Aortic
    • 8:45 amCASE PRESENTAITON – Megan Toole, MD
    • 8:48 amLifetime Management of AS – Srini Potluri, MD
    • 8:58 amCASE PRESENTATION – Megan Toole, MD
    • 9:00 amDISCUSSION – Molly Szerlip, MD, Zuyue Wang, MD Justin Schaffer, MD, Karim Al-Azizi, MD & William Brinkman, MD
  • Mitral/Tricuspid
    • 9:05 amCase Presentation – Fellow TEER Therapy – Megan Toole, MD
    • 9:07 amThe Expansion of the TEER Universe: Mitral Regurgitation – Robert Smith, MD & Paul Grayburn, MD
    • 9:17 amCASE PRESENTATION – Megan Toole, MD
    • 9:19 amCASE PRESENTATION – Megan Toole, MD
    • 9:21 amTricsupid Regurgitation: When to Refer and How to Treat – Molly Szerlip, MD & Zuyue Wang, MD
    • 9:31 amCASE PRESENTATION – Megan Toole, MD
    • 9:33 amDISCUSSION – All panelists: Tim George, MD, & Sam Sayfo, MD
9:40 am
10:00 am
Session 2: Coronary Artery Disease
Moderators: Karim Al-Azizi, MD & David Moore, MD
  • 10:00 amDiabetes and CAD – Aasim Afzal, MD
  • 10:15 amTailoring treatment of CAD in the Cath lab – Karim Al-Azizi, MD
  • 10:30 amMultiple arterial grafting in CABG – David Moore, MD
  • 10:45 amHybrid coronary revascularization – Justin Schaffer, MD
  • 11:00 amQ&A
11:10 am
Session 3: EP
Moderators: Mustafa Dohadwala, MD and Kelley Hutcheson, MD
  • 11:10 amUpdates to pacing (focus on conduction system pacing, leadless pacing) – Jodie Hurwitz, MD
  • 11:30 amMitral Annular Disjunction (MAD) and its arrhythmogenicity – Amro Alsaid, MD & Ali Yousif, MD
  • 11:50 amDebate: Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occlusion/Exclusion for Stroke Prevention – Sumeet Chhabra, MD & Adam Shapira, MD
  • 12:10 amRapid Fire ECG’s and Discussion – All Panelists: Sumeet Chhabra, MD, J. Brian Deville, MD, Jodie Hurwitz, MD, Adam Shapira, MD, & Ali Yousif, MD
12:20 pm
12:50 pm
LIVE CASE Srini Potluri, MD & Brian DeVille, MD
1:20 pm
Session 4: Heart Failure
Moderators: David Rawitscher, MD & Tim George, MD
  • 1:20 pmIntroduction – David Rawitscher, MD
  • 1:30 pmAdvances in the medical therapy for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy – Nitin Kabra, MD
  • 1:40 pmCardiac MRI to assess viability in patients with left ventricular dysfunction – Greg Milligan, MD
  • 1:50 pmStump the genius; An unusual case of acute decompensated heart failure – David Rawitscher, MD & Greg Milligan, MD
  • 2:00 pmRight ventricular failure and mechanical support options – Aasim Afzal, MD
  • 2:10 pmGrowth of a destination LVAD program – Tim George, MD
  • 2:20 pmConclusion – Tim George, MD
2:30 pm
2:45 pm
Session 5: Vascular Disease
Moderators: Dennis Gable, MD, John Kedora, MD & Sam Sayfo, MD
  • 2:45 pmTreatment of the peri-visceral aorta with an endovascular approach, what is the story? – Mazin Foteh, MD
  • 3:00 pmCerebral vascular disease, what are options for best management? – Arash Shirvani, MD
  • 3:15 pmDVT diagnosis and current management, what is the latest and greatest for our patients? – Chadi Dib, MD
  • 3:30 pmSuperficial venous disease and varicose veins. Do I have to live with this? – Joe Liechty, MD
  • 3:45 pmDiscussion – Mazin Foteh, MD, Arash Shirvani, MD, Chadi Dib, MD, Joe Liechty, MD & Tony Das, MD
3:55 pm
Closing Remarks – Srini Potluri, MD & Karim Al-Azizi, MD
4:00 pm

Target Audience

This course is designed for cardiologists, internists, emergency physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, and all other providers who care for patients in any setting in which critical care is provided.

Accreditation & Credit Designation

The Foundation for Advanced Cardiovascular Education and Training (FACET), Provider #0007001, has approved this program for 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. The Foundation for Advanced Cardiovascular Education and Training (FACET) was reviewed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) and awarded accreditation status as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. To receive credit, attendees must complete the following steps: sign-in, attend the program, and complete an evaluation. The Foundation for Advanced Cardiovascular Education and Training (FACET) will provide 7.5 Contact Hours CE nursing credits for this program.  Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 17101, for 7.5 Contact Hours.

Course Directors

Srini Potluri, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

Baylor Scott & White Legacy Heart Center - Plano

Robert Smith, MD

Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Baylor Scott & White Cardiac Surgery Specialists - Plano


Baylor Scott and White Heart Hospital Plano
David L Brown, MD Auditorium

1100 Allied Dr, Plano, TX 75093


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