Although women are underrepresented in many areas of medicine, they have a strong presence within the new field of Structural Heart Disease. Women in multiple specialties and subspecialties related to the care of patients with structural heart disease have made significant contributions to all aspects of this field from diagnosis to management and treatment. This program will highlight and celebrate the role of women professionals in structural heart disease. Female fellows will present complex structural cases to Heart Teams composed of female leaders in the fields of clinical cardiology, cardiac imaging, interventional cardiology, and cardio-thoracic surgery. The teams will discuss the nuances of and multifaceted approaches to caring for this sick patient population. This program will also give participants an opportunity to network and foster mentorship relationships within the community.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe how cardiac imaging plays a crucial role in the diagnosis of structural heart disease and how it may impact treatment.
  • Understand the different treatment options for patients with structural heart disease including when to consider medical therapy versus transcatheter options versus open heart surgery.
  • Identify the nuanced clinical management decisions, both before and after intervention, in this unique patient population.

Sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation
Supported through educational grants from Abbott, Boston Scientific Corporation, Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic, and WL Gore & Associates, Inc.



Wednesday, September 25 2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Evening Program