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Brigham Structural Heart Symposium for Cardiac Surgeons
The field of cardiac surgery is undergoing significant change with the rapid development and acceptance of catheter-based technologies. Completed and ongoing trials in the aortic- and mitral-valve spaces are likely to influence procedural guidelines in the coming years. There is a significant need for mechanisms by which cardiac surgeons can attain the knowledge and skills necessary to participate meaningfully in catheter-based procedures. This two-day symposium is designed to deliver an in-depth and high-yield overview of transcatheter procedures, aimed at cardiac surgeons and trainees. Leading cardiac surgeons and cardiologists in the transcatheter field will deliver fundamental lectures and simulation-based training at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. Describe the processes for patient selection and work-up prior to a basic transcatheter valve procedure. 2. Demonstrate the basic technical skills needed to perform a straight-forward transcatheter valve procedure. 3. Describe the considerations for choosing the correct valve, size, and access methods in transcatheter valve procedures. Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM).