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21st Century Treatment of Heart Failure: Synchronizing Surgical and Medical Therapies for Better Outcomes 2014

InterContinental Hotel Cleveland * | Cleveland, USA
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Title: 21st Century Treatment of Heart Failure: Synchronizing Surgical and Medical Therapies for Better Outcomes 2014
Specialty: , Cardiology
Dates: From Oct, 16, 2014 to Oct, 17, 2014
Location: Cleveland, USA
Type: Course
Registration Cost: From 100 to 350 USD
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The Kaufman Center for Heart Failure at Cleveland Clinic and the American Association for Thoracic Surgery present21st Century Treatment of Heart Failure: Synchronizing Surgical and Medical Therapies for Better Outcomes, an educational event for all health care providers who care for patients with heart failure.

Despite significant advances in heart failure management, including pharmacotherapy and devices, and extensive collaborative efforts among professional societies to disseminate evidence-based practice guidelines for management of chronic heart failure, morbidity and mortality remain high. More than one-third of patients with heart failure are re-hospitalized within weeks of hospital discharge. As our population ages, the number of patients afflicted with this disease and economic burden will grow.

Now in its 16th year, the Summit will feature a faculty of world-renowned cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons who will offer a clinically relevant review and discussion of current and future therapies for managing heart failure. 

Focused sessions include optimization of medical therapy, management of acute decompensated heart failure, decision making with short- and long-term mechanical circulatory support, cardiac transplant, and critical updates and refining outcomes in the setting of destination therapy.

Who Should Attend

This program is intended for cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, internists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, perfusionists, and researchers involved in the medical and surgical management of patients with heart failure.


As a result of attending this Summit, you will be able to do the following:

  • Summarize the 30-year history of innovations in medical and surgical management strategies and assess their impact on morbidity, mortality, and readmission rates
  • Utilize risk stratification tools to guide management strategies and ICD utilization for improving heart failure outcomes and lowering readmission rates
  • Transform performance measures into better care for heart failure patients
  • Define the specific population of heart failure patients who may benefit from catheter-based valve technologies
  • Assess thromboembolic and bleeding risks in patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation; prescribe antithrombotic therapy accordingly
  • Evaluate current risk-stratifications and treatment strategies for patients presenting with acute heart failure
  • Summarize future directions for innovations in MCS devices
  • List the occurrence, risk, and outcomes of pump thrombosis
  • Describe strategies to manage pump thrombosis
  • Summarize the effect of health care reform on cost issues for patients with HF

Program Directors

Katherine J. Hoercher, RN
Cleveland Clinic

Nader Moazami, MD
Cleveland Clinic

Nicholas G. Smedira, MD
Cleveland Clinic

Randall C. Starling, MD, MPH
Cleveland Clinic

James B. Young, MD
Cleveland Clinic

Daniel Goldstein, MD
Montefiore, The University Hospital     
Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Cleveland Clinic Faculty

Nancy Albert, PhD

Andrew J. Boyle, MD 

Joseph Cacchione, MD

Leonard Golding, MD

Samir R. Kapadia, MD

Edward D. Soltesz, MD, MPH

Lars Svensson, MD, PhD

W. H. Wilson Tang, MD

David O. Taylor, MD


Guest Faculty

Keith D. Aaronson, MD
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI

Michael A. Acker, MD
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Philadelphia, PA

Gerhard F. Burbach
Pleasanton, CA

Javed Butler, MD, MPH
Emory University Hospital
Atlanta, GA

O.H. Frazier, MD
Texas Heart Institute
Houston, TX

Doug Godshall
Framingham, MA

Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, MSHA
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Mariell Jessup, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
Los Angeles, CA

Marvin A. Konstam, MD
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Wayne C. Levy, MD
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Patrick M. McCarthy, MD
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL

Carmelo A. Milano, MD
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

David C. Naftel, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Francis D. Pagani, MD, PhD
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI

Soon J. Park, MD
University Hospitals
Cleveland, OH

Chetan B. Patel, MD
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Ileana Piña, MD, MPH
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY

Joseph G. Rogers, MD
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Scott C. Silvestry, MD
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Josef Stehlik, MD, MPH
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Lynne W. Stevenson, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital 
Boston, MA

Martin Strueber, MD
Hannover Medical School
Leipzig, Germany

Ryan Tedford, MD
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

Albert L. Waldo, MD
University Hospitals
Cleveland, OH

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InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center 
9801 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone: 216.707.4100 or 877.707.8999

Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the InterContinental Hotel until September 14, 2014. To make your reservations, contact the Hotel Reservations Department at 877.707.8999. Please identify yourself as being with theCleveland Clinic Heart Failure Summit (registration code BUL) for a special rate of $199 plus tax. The hotel and conference center is located on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic.

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Submission Info

The Heart Failure Summit invites you to submit abstracts of original investigation for consideration in the Poster Session on Thursday, October 16 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. 

Abstracts previously presented at other national or international meetings will be accepted. Accepted abstracts will be printed in the syllabus. The deadline for submission is September 26, 2014.

Submission Instructions
Abstracts must be submitted via e-mail to The one-page abstract should be submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment using no smaller than an 11 point font size. There is no limit to the number of abstracts a presenter can submit.

Style Instructions

  • Figures, graphs, and simple tables are allowed
  • Use of standard abbreviations is desirable; place unusual abbreviations in parentheses after first use of the full term

Poster Presentations
Your acceptance notice will indicate your poster assignment number. Each poster board measures 4 feet high (121cm) and 6 feet wide (138cm); you must provide a copy of the abstract, typed in large type for posting on the board. Illustrations must be readable from distances of at least three feet. Use lightweight poster board only; heavy board is difficult to secure. Push pins will be available on site.

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    • 800.238.6750
    • or 216.448.0770
    • Managed by Cleveland Clinic FLORIDA:
    • 954.659.5490
    • Online Registration:
    • 216.448.0777
    • Online CME Courses and Credits:
    • 216.444.9990
    • Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education
      3050 Science Park Drive AC313
      Beachwood, Ohio 44122
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