Torrance, Calif., April 4, 2012 - Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide and recognizing patients at risk is the key to early interventions and decreased morbidity and mortality. To provide physicians the most up-to-the-minute knowledge and best practices for patient care, Torrance Memorial Medical Center will host Cardiology Update 2012: Conventional Wisdom and Beyond on Friday, May 18, 2012 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Health Conference Center located at 3330 Lomita Blvd, Torrance, Calif. 90505.
The symposium is designed to provide health care professionals with evidence-based diagnostic and management skills to improve health care outcomes and quality of life for patients with cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors.
Key speakers include Paul Teirstein, M.D., director of Interventional Cardiology, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, Calif., who will lead the discussion on the latest data, indications and results on Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement; Marc Gillinov, M.D., staff cardiac surgeon and Judith Pyle Chair in heart valve research, Heart & Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, who will discuss the latest innovations in the use of minimally invasive mitral valve surgery; Jeffrey Borer, M.D., professor and chairman, Dept. of Medicine and chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York City, who will discuss the myths and truths in evaluating and treating regurgitant valve disorders; and Paul Thompson, M.D., medical director, Cardiology & The Athletes' Heart Program, Hartford Hospital, University of Connecticut, who will address the controversial topic of statin use.
Physicians, nurses and other health care professionals who attend will be able to identify risk factors for cardiovascular disease, describe diagnostic procedures available, select effective and appropriate treatment, improve patient care outcomes, and describe ways to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Continuing education hours will be offered for physicians and health care professionals. For more information on the symposium and registration call 310-517-4711 or visit: http://www.torrancememorial.org/cardiosymposium