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Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center explores Concepts in Contemporary Cardiovascular Medicine

HOUSTON, TX (April02, 2013)

 Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center invites physicians and cardiovascular disease experts to attend the 17th Annual Concepts in Contemporary Cardiovascular Medicine Symposium (CCC): Modernizing Cardiovascular Technique & Modality on April 3-5, 2013 at the Hilton Americas in downtown Houston. Hosted by Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute (HVI), the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), this interactive three-day course will cover hot cardiovascular topics such as structural heart disease, TAVR and emerging interventional therapies and developments in antiplatelet and antithrombotic therapy, as well as simulator training.

The course directors include Dr. Richard Smalling, Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine at HVI and James D. Woods Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Health at UTHealth; Dr. Steven Bailey, Director of Interventional Cardiology at UTHSCSA and Cardiology Medical Director at University Hospital in San Antonio; and Dr. Chris White, Professor of Medicine at Ochsner Medical Institution and System Chairman for Cardiovascular Disease at John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute in New Orleans.

As a leading expert in the field for more than three decades, Smalling is a powerful authority when it comes to treating and preventing cardiovascular diseases. Since 1980, he and his colleagues have either led or participated in many new device and pharmaceutical trials evaluating optimal techniques for treating STEMI patients, supporting the circulation and performing coronary, peripheral and carotid stenting. More recently, he and his team were among the leading enrollers nationwide in the RESPECT Trial evaluating PFO closure compared to medical therapy for cryptogenic stroke, The EVEREST I and II and REALISM Trials evaluating the MitraClip® System in the treatment of mitral valve regurgitation and the SAPPHIRE Worldwide carotid stent registry.

This week's symposium will feature cutting-edge presentations from a number of HVI's expert interventionists, cardiovascular surgeons, nurses, research teams, and congestive heart failure/transplant teams, as well as many other internationally renowned cardiologists and surgeons from around the country. From hands-on workshops and group interaction to step-by-step case presentations and even live cases, the convention will offer a variety of learning environments and opportunities for in-depth educational growth.

Hilton Americas is located at 1600 Lamar Street, Houston, Texas 77010.  Fellows may attend at a reduced fee but must provide a letter of fellowship status from a program director. Learn more or register for the Concepts in Contemporary Cardiovascular Medicine Symposium.

About Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center

Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center is known for its solid track record of innovation, outstanding outcomes and exceptional patient care. As the first freestanding heart and vascular hospital in the Texas Medical Center, the Heart & Vascular Institute is consistently ranked by national quality benchmarking organizations as a leader in clinical quality and patient safety. The patient services and amenities available here, coupled with the Institute's unique design, make it the most modern hospital of its kind in Texas. The 230,000 square-foot facility houses 147 patient beds, including a 20-bed short stay unit, CVICU cardiology care unit and six cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology labs, as well as access to 11 VIP suites with hotel services and library area. Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Top 50 hospitals in the nation for heart and heart surgery for 2010-2011. Learn more about the Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center.

 

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