Advances in Valvular Disease: A Middle East and American Perspective

Learn about advances in valvular disease from a Middle East perspective with a collaboration of experts from the USA, Israel, and UAE.

Learning Objectives:

  • Management of mitral stenosis in pregnancy and with acute COVID infection
  • Learn how to approach candidate selection for interventions on regurgitant mitral valve and review the outcomes of percutaneous procedures
  • Recognize the prevalence and role of mitral regurgitation in heart failure
  • Understanding the etiologies of non-senile calcific aortic stenosis
  • Considerations for TAVR versus aortic valve replacement surgery at younger age

Speakers:

"Managing Clinical Exacerbations of Valvular Heart Disease in Pregnancy"
Mahmoud Traina, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine | Cleveland Clinic
Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Heart & Vascular Institute | Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

"TAVR in the young patient with aortic stenosis: is there a lower age limit?"
David Planer, MD
Director of Interventional Cardiology
Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem

"Functional mitral regurgitation and heart failure"
Maya Guglin, MD, PhD, FACC
Director of Heart Failure/Heart Transplantation/MCS Services
Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine
Krannert Institute of Cardiology

Panelists:

Jeffrey Goldberger, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Cardiovascular Division
University of Miami
President, Friends of the Israel Heart Society

Ahmad Edris, MD, FACC
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Heart & Vascular Institute | Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Offer Amir, MD, FACC
Head of the Heart Institute
Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem
President, Israel Heart Society

Dr. Eduardo De Marchena, MD
Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Eberhard Grube International Structural Heart Training Program
Associate Dean for International Medicine
University of Miami