The American Heart Association Scientific Sessions is the leading cardiovascular meeting for basic, translational, clinical and population science, in the United States, with more than 18,000 cardiovascular experts from more than 105 countries, in addition to more than 1.5 million virtual professional attendees. The meeting features more than 5,000 presentations, 1,000 invited faculty, 4,000 abstract presentations and 200 exhibitors in Dallas, TX from Nov. 16-20. Programming is designed to improve patient care by communicating the most timely and significant advances in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease from many different perspectives.
Mayo Clinic is hosting three educational symposia at AHA Scientific Sessions 2013:
Cardiac Rheumatology: Mechanisms and Management
Experts in the field of autoimmune rheumatic diseases and cardiovascular disease will explore the common pathophysiology of these inflammatory diseases affecting the heart and major blood vessels, and review and develop strategies for management of CVD in these patients, focusing on rheumatoid arthritis. This course is intended for cardiologists, internists, primary care providers and rheumatologists with special interest in inflammation and autoimmune rheumatic diseases, and all physicians who provide care for these patients.
Sports Cardiology – Pushing the Cardiac Limits
Faculty will present practical clinical approaches to evaluation of both the adolescent/young adult competitive athlete and the adult recreational athlete who present with cardiovascular issues. The format of the meeting will be case-based. This course is intended for cardiologists, exercise physiologists, internists and primary care providers, with special interest in sports cardiology or physicians who play a role in pre-athletic screening of young athletes.
An Integrated Approach to Evaluation and Management of Pulmonary Hypertension
The purpose of the symposium is to enhance critical thinking in the comprehensive evaluation of pulmonary hypertension across a spectrum of complex clinical and pathophysiologic profiles. Approaches to evaluation and management of hypertension will be presented. This course is intended for cardiologists, internists and primary care providers who seek enhanced ability to integrate clinical and hemodynamic data in the evaluation and management of patients with pulmonary hypertension.
Visit the Mayo Clinic booth #2225 to learn more about the advancements in cardiovascular testing. Click here for more information on the AHA Scientific Sessions 2013.