Division of Cardiology

Grand Rounds

Past Grand Rounds

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Pregnancy in Women With Heart Disease: Important Considerations for the Cardiologist
Candice Silversides, MD, MS, FRCPC
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Toronto
Cardiologist
Mount Sinai and Toronto General Hospitals
Head Research Director, Toronto Congenital Cardiac Centre for Adults
Toronto General Hospital
Head of the Obstetric Medicine Program
University of Toronto

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Have a general approach to risk stratification and management of the pregnant women with heart disease
  2. Understand cardiac risks related to contraception and fertility therapy

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

What's the Big Picture? NYC's Population Health Approach to Tobacco, Diabetes, Obesity Prevention & Control
Jane F. Bedell, MD
Assistant Commissioner and Medical Director
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Bronx District Public Health Office

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

A Fellows Session will follow the lecture at 8:30 am.

Objectives: After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the epidemiology of tobacco use, diabetes and obesity in NYC
  • Understand NYC's Health Department approach to improving tobacco, diabetes and obesity prevention and control
  • Understand the clinician's role in population health

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Left Ventricular Mechanical Phenotyping and Diastolic Function
Himanshu Gupta, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine in Radiology and Mechanical Engineering
Co-Director, Section of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital
Birmingham VA Medical Center
UAB Highlands Medical Center
Kirklin Clinic
Birmingham, AB

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Fellows Session follows at 8:30 am.

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of  1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Paradigm Shifts in Atrial Fibrillation 2014 & Beyond
Sanjiv M. Narajan, MB, MD, MSc, FRCP, FACC, FHRS
Professor of Medicine in Residence, University of California in San Diego
Professor of Medicine in Residence, University of California in Los Angeles
Director, Electrophysiology, San Diego Veteran Affairs Medical Center
Co-Director, Electrophysiology Section, University of California San Diego Institute for Computing in Medicine

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

A fellows session will follow the lecture at 8:30 am.

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the link between atrial fibrillation and thromboembolic risk
  2. Compare rate and rhythm control options for treating AF
  3. Consider approaches to ablation in terms of the mechanisms for AF

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia: the Past, The Present, and the Future
Andrea Natale, MD, FACC, FHRS. FESC
Executive Director
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
St. David's Medical Center
Consulting Professor
Division of Cardiology
Stanford University
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
SR Clinical Director of EP Services
CA Pacific Medical Center
Director, Interventional Electrophysiology
Scripps Clinic
Adjunct Professor
Austin Cockrell School of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Texas

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Thriving vs. Surviving During Times of Change
J. Bryan Sexton, PhD
Director
Duke Patient Safety Center
Duke University Health System
Instructor, Temporary
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department of Psychiatry
Duke University School of Medicine

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Women and the Heart - In The Women's Health Initiative
Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, PhD
Distinguished University Professor Emerita
Department of Epidemiology & Population Health
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Dorothy and William Manealoff Foundation
Molly Rosen Chair in Social Medicine
Emerita Principal Investigator of the Women's Health Initiative

7:30 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building, 1st Floor Lecture Hall

Dr. Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller's primary research focuses on cardiovascular disease and associated risk factors, particularly hypertension. Her Women's Health Initiative (WHI) is a set of clinical trials and observational studies of heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, cognition, nutrition and other health issues facing older women. Extensive in scope, the WHI involves 39 clinical centers in the U.S. involving 161,000 women ages 50-79, with long-term follow-up. Dr. Wassertheil-Smoller also examines biomarkers predicting stroke, brain imaging studies, influence of hormones on dementia, and effect of depression and medications on cardiovascular outcomes. As the WHI conducts extended follow-up and new ancillary studies, the focus will be on aging, obesity, long-term effects of hormones and associated genetic studies.

Dr. Wassertheil-Smoller's Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) involves 16,000 Hispanic men and women of different ethnic origins, ages 18-74, followed in four field sites. She and her colleagues look at risk and protective factors for cardiovascular health in relation to ethnicity, acculturation and other variables. They also assess the risks for diabetes and sleep disorders, and examine cognition, pulmonary function, physical activity, hearing, dental health and dietary patterns. Blood biomarker and genetic studies are as well a component of the HCHS/SOL.

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Fellow Education; The RRC Viewpoint in the New Accreditation System
John Devens Fisher, MD
Professor of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Program Director
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Montefiore Medical Center

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Have (a Little) Courage: Challenges in the Management of Coronary Artery Disease
Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Chief Academic Officer for Interventional Vascular Therapy
Director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Quality
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Columbia University Medical Center

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Chronic Psychological Stress and CVD Risk: The Biology of Adversity
Michelle A. Albert, MD, MPH
Vivian Beaumont Allen Endowed Chair and Professor of Medicine
Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine
Director of Cardiovascular Disease Research
Howard University College of Medicine
Howard University Hospital

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Arrhythmia-Induced Cardiomyopathies
Sandhya Dhruvakumar, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Electrophysiology
Stamford Hospital/SHIP

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Myocardial Tissue Engineering for Translational Research
Kenneth B. Margulies, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Heart Failure and Transplant Fellowship and Heart Failure and Transplant Research Program
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Translational Research Center

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

HIV, Inflammation, and CVD
Priscilla Hsue, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of California
Co-Director, Center for Vascular Excellence
University of California, San Francisco

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Percutaneous Closure of Left Atrial Appendage to Prevent Thromboembolism In Patients With AF: The Crucial Role of 2D & 3D Echocardiographic Imaging in Procedure Guidance
Muhamed Saric, MD, PHD, FACC, FASE
Associate Professor of Medicine
New York University School of Medicine
Director of Echocardiography
Tisch Hospital, New York University Medical Center
Director of Operations, Non-Invasive Cardiology
New York University Medical Center

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Biomarkers in Heart Failure: Clinically Relevant?
Hans Peter Brunner-La Rocca, MD
Professor of Cardiology
Maastricht University Medical Centre & Head Heart Failure Service
University Hospital Basel

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Acute Heart Failure: From The ED to the Hospital to Home
G. Michael Felker, MD, MHS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Chief, Heart Failure Section
Division of Cardiology
Duke University School of Medicine
Director, Heart Failure Research Duke Clinical Research Institute
Medical Director, Clinical Research Unit
Duke Heart Center

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Spect Imaging of LV Dyssynchrony: Mechanical Insights
Prem Soman, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Associate Professor of Clinical and Translational Science
Director of Nuclear Cardiology Labs
Director of the Advanced Cardiac Imaging Fellowship Heart and Vascular Institute
University of Pittsburgh

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Cardiology Fellows Research Presentations
Drs. Aparna Srinivasian, Omar Saeed, and Azadeh Beheshtian
Cardiology Fellows
Einstein/Montefiore

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

"Role of Allograft Inflammatory Factor-1 (AIF-1) in Inflammation and Obesity-Induced Insulin Resistance"
Aparna Srinivasian, MD

"Predicting Cardiac Recovery after Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation in Advanced Heart Failure"
Omar Saeed, MD

"Lipoprotein (A) and Cryptogenic Stroke: A Prospective Case Control Study"
Azadeh Beheshtian, MD

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Diagnostic and Treatment Strategies in Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension: Heart First, Lungs Second
Paul R. Forfia, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Division
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension & Right Heart Failure Program
Medical Director, Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy Program
Temple University Hospital

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Objectives - after attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Provide general overview of PH and specifics of the diagnostics of CTEPH
  2. Discuss the particulars of the cardiopulmonary physiology of CTEPH, and how non-invasive, invasive, and exercise data can be useful for patient identification and treatment selection
  3. Discuss the indications, process for identifying patients, appropriate for pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy (PTE)

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Fellow Education: The RRC Viewpoint in the New Accreditation System
(CANCELLED)

John Devens Fisher, MD
Professor of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Program Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Montefiore Medical Center

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Integrating Metabolite Profiles for Less Impersonal Medicine
Robert E. Gerszten, MD
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Clinical and Translational Research
Massachusetts General Hospital and Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care
Co-Director, Cardiovascular Research Center
Massachusetts General Hospital

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

PVC Induced Cardiomyopathy: A Reversible Form of Heart Failure
Fermin Carlos Garcia, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology
University of Pennsylvania Healthcare System
Director Inpatient Electrophysiology Services
Department of Medicine-Cardiovascular Division
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography for the Detection and Monitoring of Heart Disease
Sharmila Dorbala, MD, MPH, FACC
Director of Nuclear Cardiology
Brigham and Women's Hospital

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Emergence of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Diagnosis and Management
Srihari S. Naidu, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Associate Professor of Medicine
SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine
Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program
Director of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Treatment Center
Winthrop University Hospital

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Objectives: After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand current diagnostic techniques including advanced imaging and genetic testing
  2. Evaluate and manage heart failure in HCM
  3. Understand indications and contraindications of septal reduction techniques
  4. Understand long term outcomes and complications of septal reduction therapies

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

RAGE: The Complications of Diabetes and Mechanisms of Obesity
Ann Marie Schmidt, MD
Iven Young Professor of Endocrinology
Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology and Pathology
Director of Pathobiology and Translational Medicine Training Program
Director of the Diabetes Research Program
NYU School of Medicine

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Radiation Dose and Cancer Risk from Cardiac Imaging, and How We Can Reduce Them
Andrew Einstein, MD, PhD
Victoria and Esther Aboodi Assistant Professor of Medicine
Herbert Irving Assistant Professor of Medicine (in Radiology)
Director, Cardiac CT Research
Co-Director, Cardiac CT and MRI
Columbia University Medical Center
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

7:30 AM: Weiler Hospital, Weiler Auditorium

Credit Issued By: Albert Einstein College Of Medicine

Sponsored By: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Resident and Fellow Presentations
Eric Manheimer, MD; Jorge Romero, MD; Jason Salamon, MD; and Neeraja Yedlapati, MD

Eric Manheimer, MD, 3rd Year Cardiology Fellow
Jorge Romero, MD, 3rd Year Cardiology Fellow
Jason Salamon, MD, 3rd Year Medicine Resident
Neeraja Yedlapati, MD, 1st Year Cardiology Montefiore-Bronx Lebanon Fellow

7:30 AM: Weiler Hospital, Weiler Auditorium

"Left Ventricular Dysfunction Is A Stronger Predictor Of Chf Events Amongst Hispanic Patients"
Eric Manheimer, MD, 3rd Year Cardiology Fellow, Einstein/Montefiore

"Non-Invasive Assessment Of Chest Pain In The Emergency Department: A Meta-Analysis Of Prospective Trials"
Jorge Romero, MD, 3rd Year Cardiology Fellow, Einstein/Montefiore

"Pulmonary Arterial Reactivity in HF with Preserved EF Induced PH Similar to PAH"
Jason Salamon, MD, 3rd Year Medicine Resident, Einstein/Montefiore

"Myocardial Work: A Novel Measure of Myocardial Performance Differentiating Cardiac Amyloidosis from Hypertensive Hypertrophic Disease"
Neeraja Yedlapati, MD, 1st Year Cardiology Montefiore-Bronx Lebanon Fellow

Credit Issued By: Albert Einstein College Of Medicine

Sponsored By: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

The Metabolic Phenotype of Chronic Heart Failure: Can It be Reversed?
J. Eduardo Rame, MD, MPhil
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Penn Heart & Vascular Center
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Medical Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support Heart Failure Transplant - Pulmonary Hypertension Program

7:30 AM: Weiler Hospital, Weiler Auditorium

Credit Issued By: Albert Einstein College Of Medicine

Sponsored By: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Endocardial Role in Heart Development and Disease
Bin Zhou, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Departments of Genetics, Pediatrics, and Medicine (Cardiology)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Credit Issued By: Albert Einstein College Of Medicine

Sponsored By: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Biomarkers in Cardio-Renal Disease
Alan S Maisel, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of California
Director, Coronary Care Unit and Heart Failure Program
VA San Diego Healthcare System
La Jolla, California

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Credit Issued By: Albert Einstein College Of Medicine

Sponsored By: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Modern History of Cardiology - An Update
James Scheuer, MD
University Chairman of Medicine Emeritus
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore
Former Chief of Cardiology
Distinguished Professor of Medicine Emeritus
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Attending Physician
Montefiore Medical Center

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Credit Issued By: Albert Einstein College Of Medicine

Sponsored By: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

The Technology Commercialization Initiative at Montefiore
Richard Kosman, Sc. M.M.
Director, Office of Business Development
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Credit Issued By: Albert Einstein College Of Medicine

Sponsored By: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Modulation f Autoimmunity in Atherosclerosis: Potential for a Vaccine
Prediman K. Shah, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine
UCLA
Director, Division of Cardiology
Director, Oppenheimer Atherosclerosis Research Center
Shapnell and Webb Family Chair in Clinical Cardiology
Cedars Sinai Heart Institute

7:30 AM: Weiler Hospital, Weiler Auditorium

Credit Issued By: Albert Einstein College Of Medicine

Sponsored By: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Chronic Kidney Disease in Heart Failure: Understanding the Management
George L. Bakris, MD, HON.D, FASH, FASN, FAHA
Professor of Medicine
Director, ASH Comprehensive Hypertension Center
Department of Medicine
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

7:30 AM: Weiler Hospital, Weiler Auditorium

Credit Issued By: Albert Einstein College Of Medicine

Sponsored By: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Strain Imaging and the Assessment of LV Function
Dr. Mario J. Garcia, MD, FACC, FACP
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Co-Director, Montefiore/Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care
Professor of Medicine & Radiology
Paul Levitt Endowed Chair
Einstein/Montefiore

7:30 AM: Weiler Hospital, Weiler Auditorium

Credit Issued By: Albert Einstein College Of Medicine

Sponsored By: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

New Insights Into the Old Question of Ventricular Remodeling
Peter M. Buttrick, MD
S. Gilbert Blount Professor
Head Division of Cardiology
Professor of Physiology & Biophysics
University of Colorado
Co-Director, Cardiovascular Institute
University of Colorado (Boulder & Denver)

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Consider the impact of PH and inflammation on the right ventricle
  2. Understand the myocyte response to unloading in patients with LVADS

Credit Issued By: Albert Einstein College Of Medicine

Sponsored By: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Modern Treatment of Ventricular Tachycardia
Soo G. Kim, MD
Professor of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Director of Electrophysiology Service
Montefiore Medical Center

7:30 AM: Weiler Hospital, Weiler Auditorium

Credit Issued By: Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
Sponsored By: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Can Registries Improve Health Care: Lessons From The Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group
David J. Malenka, MD
Professor of Medicine and Community and Family Medicine, Geisel Medical School at Dartmouth
Faculty, The Dartmouth Institute (TDI) for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Member, Section of Cardiology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

7:30 AM: Weiler Hospital, Weiler Auditorium

Fellow's Session, 8:30 am

David J. Malenka, MD is Professor of Medicine and Community and Family Medicine at The Geisel Medical School at Dartmouth, faculty at The Dartmouth Institute (TDI) for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and a member of the Section of Cardiology at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Echocardiography.

Objectives: After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Define the important characteristics of a registry
  2. Discuss how registries help us to better understand how we practice and what works in important ways
  3. Describe how registries can be used to improve health care
Credit Issued By: Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
Sponsored By: Montefiore Medical Center
 
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest - From Theory to Application
Benjamin M. Scirica, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Co-Chair, ENGAGE-TIMI 48 Clinical Event Committee and SOLID-TIMI 52 Clinical Event Committee, TIMI Study Group
Co-Chair of the Monitoring Oversight Committee
Brigham & Women's Hospital

7:30 AM: Weiler Hospital, Weiler Auditorium

Credit Issued by: Albert Einstein College Of Medicine

Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database: The Foundation for Quality Measurement and Improvement in Cardiothoracic Surgery
David M. Shahian, MD
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Vice-President, Lawrence Center for Quality and Safety
Associate Director, Codman Center for Clinical Excellence in Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Credit Issued by: Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Adiponectin, Glucose Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Disease: Deconstructing the Paradox
Jorge R. Kizer, MD, MSC, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Population Health
Director of Clinical Cardiovascular Research
Division of Cardiology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Review the insulin-sensitizing, anti-inflammatory, anti-atherogenic,  and cardiomyocyte-protective properties of adiponectin in experimental studies
  2. Detail the favorable associations of adiponectin with coronary heart disease events in prospective studies of healthy middle-aged cohorts, and contrast these with the unfavorable associations with cardiovascular disease or death in cohorts with prevalent coronary disease, heart failure or advanced age
  3. Present recent data supporting the presence of a U-shaped association with adverse cardiovascular outcomes and mortality in older adults 

Credit Issued by: Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical  Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Targeting the inflammatory and fibrotic response in the infarcted and remodeling myocardium
Nikolaos G. Frangogiannis, MD
Professor of Medicine
The Edmond J Safra/Republic National Bank of New York Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Beyond Stenosis: Multi-Modality Imaging of Atherosclerosis
Ahmed Tawakol, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Associate Director
Nuclear Cardiology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Co-Director, Cardiac MR PET CT Program
Department of Medicine

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Post Menopausal Estrogen Replacement: Cardiovascular Boon or Bane?
Eliot A. Brinton, MD, FAHA, FNLA
Associate Professor
University of Utah School of Medicine
Director of the Atherometabolic Research
Utah Foundation for Biomedical Research

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the importance of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in postmenopausal women, and consider the evidence for the connection between estrogen deficiency and the increases in atherometabolic disorders after the menopause
  2. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of both interventional and observational data regarding the benefits and harms and of the various regimens of postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  3. Implement best-evidence practice in postmenopausal HRT, customized to individual patient circumstances.

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: New Data and Controversies
Howard Herrmann, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories
Penn Heart and Vascular Center
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

7:30 AM: Weiler Hospital, Weiler Auditorium

Breakfast will be available in the Non-Invasive Cardiology patient waiting area at 7 am.

Fellow's Session will follow the presentation at 8:30 am.

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the outcomes and appropriate patients for TAVR
  2. Understand the entity of low flow aortic stenosis
  3. Review new devices and advances in TAVR and be able to apply this knowledge to patients with aortic stenosis

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Cardiology Grand Rounds: Fellows ACC Abstracts
Ileana Pina, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC; Aron I. Schwarcz, MD; Elaine Y. Lin, MD

"Exercise Training for Patients with Heart Failure and Ventricular Assist Devices"
Ileana Pina, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC
Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology and Population Health
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Associate Chief for Academic Affairs
Division of Cardiology
Staff Heart Failure/Transplant
Montefiore Medical Center

"Comparison of Outcomes in High Risk PCI with and without Percutaneous Ventricular Assist (IMPELLA)"
Aron I. Schwarcz, MD
4th Year Interventional Cardiology Fellow
Einstein/Montefiore

"Predicting Outcomes Using the Heart Failure Survival Score in Adults with Congestive Heart Disease"
Elaine Y. Lin, MD
3rd Year Cardiology Fellow
Einstein/Montefiore

7:30 AM: Weiler Hospital, Weiler Auditorium

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Cardiology Grand Rounds
Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, FESC
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief of Cardiology, VA Boston Healthcare System
Director, Integrated Interventional Cardiovascular Program
Brigham and Women's Hospital & VA Boston Healthcare System
Senior Investigator, TIMI Study Group

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Credit Issued by Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sponsored by Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

An Introduction to Comparative Effectiveness Research
William S. Weintraub, MD
Professor Emeritus of Medicine and of Health Policy and Management, Emory University
Professor of Medicine, Jefferson University
Professor of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences (Adjunct)
University of Delaware
Director, Cardiology Section
Christiana Care Health Services
Director, Christiana Center for Outcomes Research
John H Ammon Chair in Cardiology
Christiana Care Health System

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

A Fellow's Session will follow the presentation at 8:30 am.

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Learn more about comparative effectiveness research
  2. Learn about bias in observational studies
  3. Learn how clinical trials and observational studies can both inform our understanding of outcomes.

Credit Issued by Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sponsored by Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Should Screening With Imaging Be Done For Asymptomatic Patients?
Paolo Raggi, MD, FACC, FACP, FASNC, FSCCT
Professor of Medicine and Director
Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute
Capital Health Chair in Cardiac Research
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Adjunct Professor of Radiology, Emory University

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Objectives: After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the appropriate patient for preventive  imaging
  2. Discuss if there truly is a risk of over-imaging
  3. Appreciate the actual risk of radiation exposure

Credit Issued by Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sponsored by Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Cardiology Grand Rounds: Fellow Presentations
Taslima Bhuiyan, MD; Akbar Ahmed, MD; Eric Manheimer, MD; and Tshaka Muchiteni, MD

Taslima Bhuiyan, MD
2nd Year Fellow
"Comparison of Outcomes in Outpatients of Different Races with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction"

Akbar Ahmed, MD
2nd Year Fellow
"Target Branch Venoplasty by an Electrophysiologist In Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: Effect on Implant Time And Failure Rates"

Eric Manheimer, MD
2nd Year Fellow
"Echocardiographic predictors of congestive heart failure and the effects of sex, race, and ethnicity"

Tshaka Muchiteni, MD
2nd Year Fellow
"Echocardiographic Characteristics in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease and Heart Failure"



7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Grand Hall

Credit Issued by Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sponsored by Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Cardio-Oncology 2013
Juan Carlos Plana, MD, FACC, FASE
Director of the Cardio-Oncology Section of Cardiovascular Imaging
Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Adjunct Associate Professor
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Grand Hall

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the most common chemotherapeutic agents associated with cardiotoxicity 
  2. Understand the mechanism of toxicity from chemotherapeutic agents 
  3. Learn the basics of strain imaging and its role in the identification of sub-clinical LV dysfunction 

A Fellows Session will follow Grand Rounds @8:30 am.

Credit Issued by Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Sponsored by Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Peripheral Artery Disease: New Diagnostics and Treatments
Emile R. Mohler, III, MD
Director, Vascular Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia
Veteran's Administration Medical Center

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Credit Issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Cardiology Grand Rounds
Ileana Pina, MD, MPH, FAHA and Cardiology Fellows, Moderated by Robert Ostfeld, MD
A panel of four speakers

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Ileana Pina, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology and Population Health
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Associate Chief for Academic Affairs
Division of Cardiology
Staff, Heart Failure/Transplant
Montefiore Medical Center

"Effects of Exercise Training On Outcomes in Women With Heart Failure: Analysis of the HF-Action Trial By Gender"
Objective: To review the effects of exercise training in women with heart failure.

Iosif Kelesidis, MD
4th Year Cardiology Fellow

"High Risk Coronary Plaque Characteristics as Measured By Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography Have the Strongest Association With Low Plasma HDL"
Objective: To determine the role of HDL and coronary computed tomography angiography in risk stratification of patients with subclinical atherosclerosis.

Jorge Romero, MD
2nd Year Cardiology Fellow

"Cardiac CT as Accurate as Transesophageal Echocardiography for the Detection of LAA Thrombus in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: A Meta-Analysis"
Objective: To recognize CCT as an alternative imaging modality to rule out LAA thrombus in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Omar Saeed, MD
1st Year Cardiology Fellow

"Aortic Valve Opening Predicts Thrombotic Events During Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device (CF-LVAD) Support"
Objective: To show the association between clinical parameters and thrombotic events during continuous flow LVAD support.

Credit Issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

New Directions in Lipid-Modifying Therapy
Marc S. Sabatine, MD, MPH
Chairman of the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) Study Group
Associate Physician in Cardiovascular Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

7:30 AM: Weiler Hospital, Weiler Auditorium

Objectives: After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the rationale for current lipid targets
  2. Understand the efficacy and safety profile of CETP inhibitors
  3. Understand the efficacy and safety profile of PCSK9 inhibitors

Credit Issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Therapeutic Manipulation of Cell Death in Heart Disease
Richard N. Kitsis, MD
Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology
The Dr. Gerald and Myra Dorros Chair in Cardiovascular Disease
Director, Wilf Family Cardiovascular Research Institute
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center

7:30 AM: Weiler Hospital, Weiler Auditorium

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Comprehensive Magnetic Resonance In Peripheral Arterial Disease
Christopher M Kramer MD
Ruth C. Heede Professor of Cardiology
Professor of Radiology
Director, Cardiovascular Imaging Center
University of Virginia Health System

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Screening Athletes Young and Old for CV Risk
Robert A Vogel, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University Colorado School of Medicine
Chief Medical Officer
Pritikin Longevity Institute

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Review the ACC/AHA guidelines for screening young athletes 
  2. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of ECG and echo in screening athletes 
  3. Learn the differences in screening young and older athletes

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Balancing Appropriateness, Effectiveness, and Potential Radiation Risk?
Robert C Hendel, MD, FACC, FASNC, FAHA
Professor of Medicine and Radiology (Tenured)
Cardiovascular Division
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Director, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit University of Miami Hospital
Director of Cardiac Imaging and Outpatient Services
Cardiovascular Division University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

7:30 AM: Montefiore Medical Center, Cherkasky Auditorium

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Stem Cells for Preventing and Treating Cardiac Dysfunction
Marc S. Penn, MD, PhD, FACC
Professor of Medicine and Integrative Medical Sciences
Skirball Laboratory of Cardiovascular Cellular Therapeutics
Northeast Ohio Medical University

Director of Research
Summa Cardiovascular Institute
Summa Health System

7:30 AM: Moses Campus, Cherkasky Auditorium

Objectives: After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Review current state of cardiac regenerative therapies
  2. Define differences between acute MI and Heart Failure as they relate to stem cell biology
  3. Understand how defining molecular mechanisms of stem cell repair can identify novel therapeutic targets

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy - An Update
Uri Elkayam, MD

Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Keck School of Medicine

Director of the Heart Failure Program
Los Angeles Medical Center and University of Southern California



7:30 AM: Weiler Hospital, Weiler Auditorium

Dr. Elkayam is a nationally and internationally known expert in heart failure and heart disease in pregnancy.

A fellow's session will follow the presentation at 8:30 am.

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Review the new definition
  2. Discuss clinical profile of PPCM
  3. Review new concepts in pathophysiology and management

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Restrictive vs. Constrictive Cardiomyopathies
Mario J. Garcia, MD
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Co-Director, Montefiore-Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care
Professor of Medicine and Radiology
Pauline Levitt Endowed Chair in Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York

7:30 AM: Weiler Hospital, Weiler Auditorium

Objectives: After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize clinical features of the cardiomyopathies
  2. Recognize the role of diagnostic testing
  3. Review specific treatment strategies

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Update on Cardiac PET Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Mark I. Travin, MD, FACC, FASNC
Professor of Clinical Radiology and Clinical Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Director of Cardiovascular Nuclear Medicine
Montefiore Hospital

7:30 AM: Cherkasky Auditorium
Montefiore Medical Center

Objectives: After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the diagnostic utility of SPECT and PET radionuclide Myocardial perfusion imaging
  2. Discuss the properties of PET perfusion tracers
  3. Explain the potential clinical utility of quantitative absolute coronary blood flow and flow reserve determination

Credit Issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the Activity. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

In Search of Vulnerable Plaque
Gregg W. Stone, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Professor of Medicine
Columbia University
Director of Cardiovascular Research and Education
Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy
Columbia University Medical Center
Chairman, Cardiovascular Research Foundation

7:30 AM: Cherhasky Auditorium
Montefiore Medical Center

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the pathology and pathophysiology of vulnerable plaque
  2. Understand which noninvasive and invasive imaging modalities are capable of identifying vulnerable plaque
  3. Report the principle results from the PROSPECT Study

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.

Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the Activity. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Cardiology Grand Rounds: Fellows Research Presentations
Aleksandar Adzic, MD; Elaine Lin, MD; Paulraj Samuel, MD; and Ramesh Chandra, MD
Second-Year Cardiology Fellows
Einstein/Montefiore

7:30 AM: Weiler Auditorium
Einstein

Aleksandar Adzik, MD
2nd Year Cardiology Fellow
"Ethnic Differences in Pulmonary Hypertension Mortality and Vasoreactivity"
Objective: To review the data on ethnic differences in pulmonary hypertension mortality and explore the connections between pulmonary and systemic vascular reactivity

Elaine Lin, MD
2nd Year Cardiology Fellow
"Predicting Outcome in Adult Congenital Heart Diseases (ACHD): Correlating the Seattle HF Model With Peak VO2 From Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing"
Objective: To study the correlation of the Seattle Heart Failure Model (SHFM) with cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) variables in patients with complex ACHD

Paulraj Samuel, MD
2nd Year Cardiology Fellow
"Outcomes of High Risk Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Prior to the Advent of Percutaneous Ventricular Assist Devices: Insight from the Dynamic Registry"
Objective: To discuss the role of percutaneous ventricular assist devices in the setting of high risk PCI

Ramesh Chandra, MD
2nd Year Cardiology Fellow
"Plasma Serotonin Levels in Patients With Heart Failure"
Objective: To understand the possibility of serotonergic mechanisms in patients with heart failure

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Power of Personalized Lifestyle Changes
Dean Ornish, MD
Founder and President
Preventive Medicine Research Institute
Sausalito, California
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

7:30 AM: Weiler Auditorium
Jack D. Weiler Hospital
Einstein

Objectives: After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand successful strategies for motivating people to make and maintain comprehensive lifestyle changes
  2. Describe the evidence from randomized controlled trials showing that chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease and prostate cancer may be stopped or even reversed by making comprehensive lifestyle changes
  3. Describe evidence showing that comprehensive lifestyle changes may affect gene expression

Credit Issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the Activity. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Three-Dimensional Echocardiography for Assessment of Valvular Heart Disease
Aasha Gopal, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASE
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Director, Advanced Echocardiography
The Heart Center, St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn
Medical Director
Cardiac Sonography Program
LI University School of Continuing Studies

7:30 AM: Weiler Auditorium
Jack D. Weiler Hospital
Einstein

Objectives: After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify correctly anterior and posterior components of mitral leaflets on three-dimensional echocardiography
  2. Identify Planimeter mitral valve area by 3D echo
  3. Identify Planimeter aortic valve area by 3D echo

Credit Issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center
Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the Activity. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

New Antithrombotic Agents: All You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask
Juan J. Badimon, PhD
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Director, Atherothrombosis Research Unit
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY

7:30 AM: Ullmann Research Center for Health Sciences, Weiler Auditorium
Jack D. Weiler Hospital
Einstein

Objectives: After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Review the role of thrombosis in acute coronary syndromes
  2. Review the current antithrombotic therapy
  3. Review the most recent data with the new P2Y12 Inhibitors

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.

Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the Activity. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New Insights Into Atherogenesis and Their Clinical Implications
Peter Libby, MD
Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

7:30 AM: Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center

Objectives:

  1. Understand that atherosclerosis/or hardening of the arteries, is not due to passive deposition of cholesterol on the artery, but an active inflammatory process that turns against the body defense mechanisms usually used to fight injury or infection
  2. Review recent insights into the basic mechanisms of inflammation that operate in atherosclerotic plaques
  3. Become acquainted with the practical implications of new concepts of coronary thrombosis, the therapeutic goal of "plaque stabilization", and new clinical trials targeting inflammation in atherosclerosis

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cardiology Grand Rounds: Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy - New Insights Into Pathogenesis and Treatment
George William Dec, JR, MD
Roman W. DeSanctis Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Massachusetts General Hospital Center
Co-Director, Massachusetts Hospital and Harvard Medical School

7:30 AM: Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center

Objectives:

  1. Understand current theories on potential causes for idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
  2. Understand the current indications for endomyocardial biopsy and cardiac MRI in the diagnostic evaluation of dilated cardiomyopathy
  3. Understand contemporary treatment of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, including the role of immunosuppressive therapy

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Team-Based Learning Strategies
Michael Risley, PhD
Associate Professor and Director of Medical Histology
Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

7:30 AM: Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the implementation of active, constructivist learning approaches
  2. Distinguish between casual, collaborative and team-based approaches to learning
  3. Detail quantitative and qualitative aspects of team-based learning, for building learning cells and commitment to learning

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Cardiology Fellows' Research Presentations
Drs. Lina Restrepo, Gayathri Kamalakkanan, and Per Sommer
2nd-Year Cardiology Fellows
Einstein/Montefiore

7:30 AM: Cherhasky Auditorium
Montefiore Medical Center

Lina Restrepo, MD
2nd Year Cardiology Fellow
"Heart Disease: A Cardiac Myocyte Deficiency Syndrome"

Gayathri Kamalakkanan, MD
2nd Year Cardiology Fellow
"Pulmonary Hypertension and Hyperthyroidism"

Per Sommer, MD
2nd Year Cardiology Fellow
"Gender Difference in Micro Vascular Function in the Setting of AMI Based on Corrected TIMI Frame Counts"

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Paying for Performance: Experience Evidence and Future Prospects
Arnold M. Epstein, MD
Professor of Medicine and Professor of Health Care Policy
Harvard Medical School
Professor of Health Policy and Management and John H. Foster Professor of Health Policy and Management
Harvard School of Public Health
Senior Physician
Brigham and Women's Hospital

7:30 AM: Weiler Auditorium, Jack D. Weiler Hospital

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the genesis of policy interest in providing financial incentives to improve quality of care (i.e. paying for performance)
  2. Assimilate the evidence on pay for performance to date in regard to key questions: Does it work, does it engender adverse effects, does it lead to improvement in process of care long run, and does it lead to meaningful change in patient outcomes?
  3. Gain knowledge of the likely future developments in evolving payment policy

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.

Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the Activity. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Contribution of Cardiac PET/CT for the Detection and Monitoring of CAD/Coronary Vascular Health
Thomas Hellmut Schindler, MD
Associate Professor Deputy Head Physician
Division of Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac PET/CT
Department of Specialties
Medical Faculty
University Hospitals of Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland

7:30 AM: Weiler Auditorium, Weiler Hospital (Einstein)

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able:

  1. Understanding coronary circulatory dysfunction as functional precursor of CAD process.
  2. Diagnostic and prognostic implications of coronary circulatory dysfunction in asymptomatic individuals but with cardiovascular risk.
  3. Monitoring of treatment response with cardiac PET/CT.

Credit issued by: Albert Einstien College of Medicine
Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.

Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the Activity. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Cardiology Grand Rounds: Exercise Physiology and Rehab in Heart Failure
Ileana L Piña, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA
Associate Chair of Academic Affairs
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Professor of Population Health
Montefiore-Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care

7:30 AM: Cherkasky Auditorium (Montefiore Medical Center)
8:30 am: Fellows Session, Fellows Conference Room

Objectives: After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Review the physiology of exercise in heart failure
  2. Present the rationale for CPX testing
  3. Compare and contrast clinical trials for exercise training in heart failure

Credit Issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s) TM.

Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Cardiology Grand Rounds: Diabetes and Heart Disease - Update 2011
Michael Farkouh, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FACC
Professor of Medicine
University of Toronto
Associate Professor of Medicine/Cardiology
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
Staff Physician and Director of Clinical Trials
Division of Cardiology
UHN/MSH Scientist
Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON

7:30 AM: Weiler Auditorium (Einstein)
8:30 am: Fellows Session, Weiler Auditorium

Objectives: After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the complex relationship between diabetes and cardiovascular events
  2. Identify the challenges of designing randomized trials based on evidence from observational database

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cardiology Grand Rounds - Complex Mitral Valve Repair: Mastering an Art
Robert E. Michler, MD
Professor, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Professor, Department of Surgery
Chair, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Chair, Department of Surgery
Samuel Belkin Professorial Chair (YU)
Director of the Montefiore-Einstein Heart Center

7:30 AM: Weiler Auditorium, Jack D. Weiler Hospital (Einstein)

Objectives

After attending this activity, participants will be able to understand:

  1. Understand indications for mitral valve repair surgery
  2. Understand the spectrum of repair options
  3. Understand the durability and long-term consequences of mitral valve repair surgery

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.

Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Cardiology Grand Rounds - Antihypertensive Therapy: Facts, Fads, Fiction and Pascal's Wager
Franz H. Messerli, MD, FACC
Professor of Clinical Medicine Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Medical Director, Division of Research St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

7:30 AM: Weiler Auditorium, Jack D. Weiler Hospital, Einstein

A Fellow's Session will follow the lecture, beginning at 8:30 am.

After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Show that not all antihypertensive drug classes lower the risk of heart attack and stroke to the same extent
  2. Highlight outcomes from recent clinical trials
  3. Discuss beta-blockers in hypertension
  4. Document that hydrochlorothiazide is less useful than commonly thought

Credit Issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Cardiac Arrhythmia Management in Heart Failure
Hasan Garan, MD, MS, AB
Professor of Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Division
Director of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Residency Program
New York Presbyterian Medical Center

7:30 AM: Weiler Auditorium, Einstein

A Fellow's Session will follow Grand Rounds at 8:30 am.

Objectives

After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Be familiar with the safety and efficacy of antiarrhythmic drugs in patients with heart failure
  2. Be familiar with the ICD therapy guidelines for patients in heart failure
  3. Be familiar with the role of catheter ablation therapy for AF and VT in patients with heart failure

Credit issued by Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Sponsored by Montefiore Medical Center

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Evidence-Based Management of Valvular Heart Disease
Robert O. Bonow, MD
Max and Lilly Goldberg Distinguished Professor of Cardiology
Vice-Chairman, Department of Medicine
Director at the Center for Cardio-vascular Innovation
Attending Physician, Department of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago IL

7:30 AM: Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center

Objectives--After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  • identify the physiological adaptations of the heart to chronic pressure and volume overload
  • understand the indications for valve surgery based on current AHA/ACC guidelines
  • recognize limitations of evidence base for making management decisions in patients with valvular heart disease

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Cardiology Grand Rounds: Fellows Panel
Drs. Iosif Kelesidis, Saurahb Jha, and Bill Hsieh
3rd Year Cardiology Fellows

7:30 AM: Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center

Iosif Kelesidis, MD: "The Role Of Nesiritide In Patients With Preserved Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction"
Objective: Clarify the safety of nesiritide in patients with heart failure and normal ejection fraction


Saurahb Jha, MD: "ARC Attenuates Myocardial Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury and Post-Infarct Cardiac Remodeling"
Objective: Understand the role of apoptosis in myocardial ischemia- reperfusion injury and post infarct cardiac remodeling


Bill Hsieh, MD: "Novel Computed Tomography Indexes Of Left Atrial Appendage Stasis"
Objective: Understand the left atrial appendage flow stasis can be evaluated on a contrast enhanced multi-detector CT by measuring the heterogeneity of radiographic attenuation of the left atrial appendage lumen

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

The NHLBI-Sponsored Wise Study
C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, FACC, FAHA
Professor of Medicine Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Director Women's Heart Center
Director Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center
Women's Guild Endowed Chair in Women's Health
Heart Institute Women's Heart Center in Los Angeles, CA

7:30 AM: Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center

Fellows' session to follow at 8:30 am

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. evaluate gender differences in cardiovascular disease prevalence, risk factors, mechanisms of disease and presentation
  2. review sex-specific issues relative to the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease using IVUS, stress testing, coronary angiography and outcomes

Credit issued by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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