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Mayo Clinic Arrhythmias & the Heart: A Cardiovascular Update 2017

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The course will highlight topics in cardiology that are important for any practice that includes patients with heart disease or risk factors. We will provide comprehensive updates on diagnosis, treatment, and management of cardiac conditions with a special emphasis on common arrhythmia problems and on areas with recent dramatic advances. This course will provide practical and concise reviews on how to incorporate the newest evidence to best practice of cardiovascular medicine. Lectures and discussions will review optimal patient management, with case-based presentations and panel discussion sessions to provide interaction between the faculty and attendees. Special audience voting-based sessions will provide core skills practice, with a special and popular series of ECG interpretation skills development sessions. Mayo Clinic and guest faculty will share “pearls” to aid in the evaluation and assessment of patients with commonly seen cardiovascular diseases.


  • Atrial Fibrillation: Drugs, Ablation, Stroke Prevention, New Drugs, and Closure Devices; Patient Care
  • ECG Pearls for Clinical Practice
  • Heart Failure Update: Drugs, Devices (Resynchronization, LVAD, Newer Treatments), and Remote Monitoring
  • Long QT Syndrome and Genetic Testing: What You Need to Know
  • Ventricular Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death
  • Sports and Heart Disease: How to Counsel Your Patients
  • Coronary Artery Disease – Risk Factor Management and Treatment of MI
  • Percutaneous Valve Treatments – What’s New and When to Use


  • Recognize the electrical signatures of common arrhythmias and select optimal treatment approaches
  • Apply current guidelines and recent clinical trial evidence for the management of heart failure
  • Describe the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of structural heart disease


The symposium is designed for cardiologists, internists, family practitioners, physician’s assistants and cardiovascular nurse practitioners, and specialists caring for patients with cardiovascular disease.

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