Eighth Annual Clinical Advances in Heart Failure and Arrhythmias


Evidence-based Guidelines for Hypertension Management

Dr. Christian W. Mende discusses the correlation between hypertension and cardiovascular disease while reviewing clinical practice guidelines for disease management.
Christian Mende, MD, FACP, FACN, FASN, FAHA

Christian Mende, MD, FACP, FACN, FASN, FAHA

Clinical Professor of Medicine,
University of California at San Diego,
La Jolla, California

Fostering Heart Failure Expertise and Clinical Competencies for Advanced Practice Providers

Dr. Kismet D. Rasmusson outlines the important role advanced practice providers play in treating and managing heart failure patients while sharing her personal experience with developing a team-based heart failure clinic.
Kismet Rasmusson, DNP, FNP-BC, CHFN, FAHA, FHFSA

Kismet Rasmusson, DNP, FNP-BC, CHFN, FAHA, FHFSA

Professor, Clinical Research
Clinical Nurse Practitioner and Heart Failure Program Development Lead
Intermountain Healthcare
Salt Lake City, Utah

Intra-Atrial Shunts for the Treatment of Heart Failure

Dr. Rajeev C. Mohan presents emerging data on the effectiveness of intra-atrial shunt devices for treating heart failure.
Rajeev Mohan, MD

Rajeev Mohan, MD

Advanced Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Scripps Clinic
La Jolla, California

Device Therapy Selection and The Role of Virtual Care for Heart Failure in 2021

Dr. Ajay V. Srivastava reviews options for device therapy in treating heart failure, including remote monitoring, as well as additional virtual care options now available to clinicians and patients.
Ajay Srivastava, MD, FACC

Ajay Srivastava, MD, FACC

Director, Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Scripps Clinic
La Jolla, California

Session 1 Panel Discussion/Q&A

Drs. Mende, Mohan, Rasmusson, and Srivastava address questions from the audience.
Christian Mende, MD, FACP, FACN, FASN, FAHA

Christian Mende, MD, FACP, FACN, FASN, FAHA

Clinical Professor of Medicine,
University of California at San Diego,
La Jolla, California
Kismet Rasmusson, DNP, FNP-BC, CHFN, FAHA, FHFSA

Kismet Rasmusson, DNP, FNP-BC, CHFN, FAHA, FHFSA

Professor, Clinical Research
Clinical Nurse Practitioner and Heart Failure Program Development Lead
Intermountain Healthcare
Salt Lake City, Utah
Rajeev Mohan, MD

Rajeev Mohan, MD

Advanced Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Scripps Clinic
La Jolla, California
Ajay Srivastava, MD, FACC

Ajay Srivastava, MD, FACC

Director, Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Scripps Clinic
La Jolla, California

Geriatric Considerations in the Management of Heart Failure and Arrhythmias

Dr. John A. Dodson discusses specific management considerations for treating geriatric patients with heart failure and arrhythmia.
John Dodson, MD, MPH

John Dodson, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine and Population Health
Director, Geriatric Cardiology Program
The Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology
NYU Langone Health
NYU School of Medicine
New York, New York

Diabetes Treatment in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease and Heart Failure

Dr. Daniel Einhorn reviews the most current treatment options for patients with type 2 diabetes who are also afflicted with cardiac or renal disease and how these co-morbidities are often linked.
Daniel Einhorn, MD, FACP, FACE

Daniel Einhorn, MD, FACP, FACE

Medical Director, Diabetes Program
Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute
Diabetes and Endocrine Associates
La Jolla, California

Obesity and Heart Disease: An Epidemic

Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul discusses obesity and heart disease while outlining the role of bariatric surgery in improving health outcomes.
Sunil Bhoyrul, MD, FRCS, FACS

Sunil Bhoyrul, MD, FRCS, FACS

Chief of Surgery and Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
Olde Del Mar Surgical
La Jolla, California

Session 2 Panel Discussion/Q&A

Drs. Bhoyrul, Dodson and Einhorn address questions from the audience.
John Dodson, MD, MPH

John Dodson, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine and Population Health
Director, Geriatric Cardiology Program
The Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology
NYU Langone Health
NYU School of Medicine
New York, New York
Daniel Einhorn, MD, FACP, FACE

Daniel Einhorn, MD, FACP, FACE

Medical Director, Diabetes Program
Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute
Diabetes and Endocrine Associates
La Jolla, California
Sunil Bhoyrul, MD, FRCS, FACS

Sunil Bhoyrul, MD, FRCS, FACS

Chief of Surgery and Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
Olde Del Mar Surgical
La Jolla, California

Whirlwind Changes in Heart Failure: What You Need to Know for Your Patients

Dr. J. Thomas Heywood presents data on newly approved treatments for heart failure patients with preserved and reduced ejection fraction.
J. Thomas Heywood, MD, FACC

J. Thomas Heywood, MD, FACC

Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Scripps Clinic
La Jolla, California

Lipoprotein(a) and Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Calvin Yeang discusses the connection between lipoprotein(a) levels and the increased risk for cardiovascular disease in various patient populations.
Calvin Yeang, MD, PhD

Calvin Yeang, MD, PhD

Associate Physician
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
La Jolla, California

Gender Disparity in Cardiac Device Selection

Dr. Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green outlines gender disparities in cardiac treatment and device selection for primary and secondary prevention in men and women.
Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green, MD, FHRS

Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green, MD, FHRS

Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Director, Pacemaker & ICD Service
Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center
UC San Diego Health
La Jolla, California

Session 3 Panel Discussion/Q&A

Drs. Birgersdotter-Green, Heywood and Yeang address questions from the audience.
J. Thomas Heywood, MD, FACC

J. Thomas Heywood, MD, FACC

Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Scripps Clinic
La Jolla, California
Calvin Yeang, MD, PhD

Calvin Yeang, MD, PhD

Associate Physician
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
La Jolla, California
Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green, MD, FHRS

Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green, MD, FHRS

Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Director, Pacemaker & ICD Service
Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center
UC San Diego Health
La Jolla, California

His Bundle Pacing

Dr. Gopi Dandamudi discusses the increasing use of His Bundle Pacing (HBP) and Left Bundle Branch Area Pacing (LBBAP) in clinical practice and presents available clinical outcomes data.
Gopi Dandamudi, MD, MBA, FHRS

Gopi Dandamudi, MD, MBA, FHRS

Medical Director
Cardiovascular Service Line
CHI Franciscan Health
Franciscan Heart Center
Tacoma, Washington

An Update on Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion for Stroke Prevention

Dr. Douglas N. Gibson provides an update on alternate treatment options for patients with elevated stroke risk who are poor candidates for long term oral anticoagulation.
Douglas Gibson, MD, FHRS

Douglas Gibson, MD, FHRS

Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Scripps Clinic
La Jolla, California

What to Expect After an Afib Ablation

Dr. Nicholas Olson discusses clinical outcomes and expectations for patients who undergo ablation for atrial fibrillation.
Nicholas Olson, MD

Nicholas Olson, MD

Cardiac Electrophysiology
Scripps Clinic
La Jolla, California

Recent Advances in Cardiac Monitoring, Pacing, and ICD Therapies

Dr. John D. Rogers outlines recent advances in cardiac device therapy including new options and technology developed to optimize device connectivity and remote patient monitoring.
John Rogers, MD, FACC

John Rogers, MD, FACC

Associate Chief, Cardiology
Director, Cardiac Pacing and Tachyarrhythmia Device Therapy
Scripps Clinic
La Jolla, California

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Course Overview

Significant advances in the diagnosis and management of heart failure and arrhythmias continue to emerge, compelling the practice of cardiology to constantly evolve. These advances must be consistently implemented into clinical practice to guarantee the best care for patients affected by these cardiovascular conditions. Expert faculty will cover a wide range of topics including the diagnosis, management, and state-of-the-art treatment for heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, and hypertension. Faculty will also cover a variety of co-morbid and chronic conditions patients with heart disease may face. The goal of the conference is for participants to return to their practice equipped with the latest evidence base and practical information to improve patient outcomes.

Educational Objectives

After completing this internet enduring material, participants should be able to:

  • Incorporate current and emerging clinical evidence in the assessment, treatment and management of patients with challenging cardiovascular disease.
  • Apply new concepts in the management of arrhythmias, heart failure and hypertension.
  • Identify gender disparities in cardiac device selection.
  • Assess device-based therapies for heart rhythm disorders.
  • Determine the effect of comorbidity and chronic conditions on patients with heart disease.
  • Outline best practices for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation.

Target Audience

  • Cardiologists
  • Electrophysiologists
  • Internists
  • Cardiology Nurses/Nurse Practitioners
  • Cardiology Physician Assistants
  • Cardiovascular Technicians

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