Cardiovascular Symposium Is Feb. 10

Thursday, January 4, 2018

The Chattanooga Heart Institute and CHI Memorial will host the 2018 Annual Chattanooga Cardiovascular Symposium on Saturday, Feb. 10, at Embassy Suites, 2321 Lifestyle Way.  C. Samuel Ledford, MD, FACC; Mark C. Thel, MD, FACC; David J. Wendt, MD, FACC are the program directors. 

A maximum of 6.3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits are available. 

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of internal medicine physicians, family medicine physicians, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, nurses, interns and residents in primary care specialties, and medical and nursing students involved in the cardiac care of patients. 

The symposium topics include: lipids in 2018 – what is PCSK9?; CHF outpatient management; atrial fibrillation: management including ablation; oral anticoagulants for stroke reduction in Afib; management of ischemic heart disease; antiplatelet regimens: how long, how many?; pacer, ICDs, and newer devices; role of coronary calcium scoring; cardiac MRI; cardiac PET; HTN goals and guidelines for 2018; aortic valve evaluation and treatment including TAVR; mitral valve evaluation and treatment including MitraClip; minimally invasive surgery: valve and CABG; as well as what is a heart healthy diet?; not all dyspnea is CHF – a pulmonary perspective; and lung lesions – a new paradigm in evaluation and treatment. 

The fee is $125 for physicians and $70 for other professionals. To register for the event, email The deadline for registration is Feb. 6.  

For more information including an agenda and objectives, click here to download the brochure. To download a registration form, click here

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