September 12 - 14, 2014 - InterContinental - Chicago, IL

Course Directors: Bruce, Charles J., M.D. | Connolly, Heidi M., M.D.

In review of our course cardiology CME live courses and their content, it was evident that we continue to need a course that focuses on the clinical, everyday challenges that our regional cardiologists face. The fact that there is a gap between the use of current guidelines and new procedures/treatments available, as seen in our survey data and research, proves that this course is beneficial to both cardiologists and patient outcomes. For this particular type of content, the planning committee felt that a case-based lecture format would be the preferred format and the most applicable to the attendee’s day-to-day practice.

Registration Fee

MD, PhD, DO, PharmD$779.00
Fellow, Resident, Sonographer, RN, NP, PA$679.00


Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize key aspects of the new valvular heart disease guidelines
  • Describe the assessment and treatment of prosthetic valve dysfunction
  • Review current pharmacologic, nonpharmacologic and anticoagulation strategies in patients with atrial fibrillation
  • Describe how to assess and treat patients with syncope and structural heart disease
  • Describe how to make a diagnosis of Brugada syndrome
  • Describe how to manage patients with STEMI
  • Describe the contemporary treatment of heart failure
  • Describe the role of genetic testing in patients with cardiovascular disease
  • Describe how to assess frailty
  • Review the evidence for treatments related to preventive cardiology
  • Describe how to evaluate and treat patients with pulmonary hypertension
  • Describe how to evaluate and treat patients with constrictive pericarditis
  • Describe how to evaluate and treat patients with cryptogenic stroke
  • Describe how to treat pregnant patients with underlying cardiovascular disease

Attendance at this Mayo course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Credit Information

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

Core Competencies

  • Medical Knowledge
  • Practice based learning and improvement
Course summary