Heart & Vascular

American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2023 Features Prominent Houston Methodist Presenters

Oct. 23, 2023 - Eden McCleskey

The Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center will once again be well represented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2023, one of the world's largest and longest-running cardiovascular conferences.

Hosted in Philadelphia from November 10-13, the event features leading-edge science and lecture presentations from some of the most influential names in cardiovascular research.

The conference reflects the American Heart Association's mission to advance cardiovascular research and promote longer, healthier lives with topics focusing on emerging trends in AI, health equity, intersectional medicine, aging and more.

On Day 1, Dr. Khurram Nasir, director of Houston Methodist's Division of Cardiovascular Prevention and Wellness, will moderate a session on Coronary Imaging in Prevention Trials: Past, Present and Future, featuring presentations by Dr. Priyanka Satish and Dr. Miguel Cainzos.

The second day will feature renowned heart surgeon and TAVR researcher Dr. Michael Reardon presenting the latest recommendations for lifetime management of aortic valve disease and Dr. Miguel Valderrabano discussing the do's and don'ts of coronary venous ethanol infusions.

As the conference winds to a close, Dr. Kershaw Patel will moderate a discussion on obesity and the heart; Dr. Stephen Little, director of the Cardiovascular Hemodynamics Imaging Laboratory, will present an interventional echo and transcatheter update; and Dr. Sadeer Al-Kindi will provide strategies for reducing environmental stress and its impacts on the heart.

To see a complete list of featured speakers and poster presentations, click here. To learn more about the Houston Methodist faculty members presenting at the event, check out the links in the schedule below.

Coronary Imaging in Prevention Trials: Past, Present and Future

Moderator: Dr. Khurram Nasir

Details: November 11, 1:30-2:45 p.m.

1:55-1:58 p.m. Case 2: Priyanka Satish

1:58-2:10 p.m. Emerging Applications of CAC in Primary Prevention: Miguel Cainzos

Innovations in Ablative Strategies for Treating Arrhythmias: Rapid-Fire Updates

Details: November 11, 3:15-4:30 p.m.

3:22-3:29 p.m. Coronary Venous Ethanol Infusion Do's and Don'ts: Dr. Miguel Valderrabano

Lifetime Management of Aortic Valve Disease: A Heart Team Approach

Details: November 12, 9:45-11:00 a.m.

10:47-11:00 a.m. Panel Participant: Dr. Michael J. Reardon

How Will Recent Prevention Trials Change My Practice? A Flipped Classroom with the Experts

Moderator: Dr. Kershaw Patel

Details: November 12, 3:30-4:45 p.m.

A Weighty Debate: Surgery, Drugs, Lifestyle, Paradox

Moderator: Dr. Kershaw Patel

Details: November 13, 8:00-9:15 a.m.

Interventional Echo and Transcatheter Procedures: A Multidisciplinary Look at Where We Are, Where We Are Heading and Where We Should Be

Moderator: Dr. Stephen H. Little

Details: November 13, 9:45-11:00 a.m.

Reducing Environmental Stress: A Way Forward

Details: November 13, 2023, 9:45-11:00 a.m.

10:33-10:45 a.m. Dr. Sadeer Al-Kindi

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