Who Might Benefit from TAVR for Aortic Stenosis?
This year’s patient is a 91-year old woman with critical aortic stenosis who is now becoming symptomatic. She has mild cognitive and functional impairments and is largely homebound, but enjoys her life and her family and is interested in continuing her present status. Although she would not be a candidate for traditional surgical replacement of her aortic valve, would she be a candidate for a transaortic valve replacement (TAVR)? This is becoming an increasingly common scenario as TAVR becomes more widely accepted.
The panel includes two cardiologists with significant experience in this area.
June 22, 2017
Herberman Conference Center
5150 Centre Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Registration & Reception 6:00 pm
Dinner and Program 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
This program is COMPLIMENTARY for Members, but Registration is Required.
Guests are welcome at a fee of $35.00.
Daniel Forman, MD — Chair, Geriatric Cardiology Section, UPMC; Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Physician Scientist, Pittsburgh GRECC, VAPHS.
John Schindler, MD, FACC, FSCAI – Cardiologist, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute; Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Rachel Jantea, MD – Fellow, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh.
Fred Rubin, MD (Moderator) – Chief, Division of Medicine, UPMC Shadyside; Professor of Medicine and Vice Chair, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
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