|Vol. 24, No. 16||September 1, 2002|
Congestive Heart Failure Symposium Oct. 3-4
The Texas Heart Institute will host its third symposium on Congestive Heart Failure Oct. 3 and 4 at the new Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital - The Denton A. Cooley Building. The management of congestive heart failure continues to be a major challenge for clinicians. Expanding developments in the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure have made it difficult for the busy practitioner to stay current in this evolving field of medical care.
The symposium will focus on the diagnosis, evaluation and latest developments in the medical and surgical treatment of patients with heart failure. In addition to lectures and patient case studies, a special imaging session will demonstrate how the physician can effectively use echocardiology, transesophageal echocardiography, nuclear imaging and cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging to diagnose heart failure.
On October 4 and 5, the Texas Heart Institute will host a continuing medical education program on echocardiography in congestive heart failure patients. The program is designed for practicing cardiologists who have significant basic echocardiography knowledge. The primary goal is to define state-of-the-art methods for obtaining and reporting the spectrum of anatomic and hemodynamic data pertinent to the care of congestive heart failure patients. The program will include new information on the use of echocardiography in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, ventricular assist devices and novel congestive heart failure pacing modalities.
For more information on either of these programs, contact the Heart Institute’s Office of Continuing Medical Education at (832) 355-2157 or visit http://www.texasheart institute. org/chf2002.html for the symposium or http://www.texas heartinstitute.org/ echo2002.html for the CME program.
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