Traditionally, valvular heart disease has been treated with surgical repair or replacement. Over the last several years, however, there have been important advances in concepts, tools, techniques, and patient selection in the treatment of valvular heart disease using nonsurgical procedures.
Transcatheter valve intervention offers the potential to reduce the procedural morbidity, mortality, and cost of surgical valve replacement or repair while also accelerating patient recovery.
Anatomical demonstrations of valvular heart disease using cadaveric hearts from the Seattle Science Foundation
Live case transmissions
Advanced scientific and clinical workshops
Advanced imaging in the diagnosis and therapy of valvular heart disease
Therapeutic options for aortic stenosis
Diagnostic challenges of and therapeutic options for mitral valve disease
Latest devices and new clinical targets of TAVR
Transcatheter mitral valve therapy, including repair and replacement
This activity is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and partially funded through educational grants from commercial supporters.