North Florida Cardiovascular Symposium: Diagnostic & Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease

North Florida Cardiovascular Symposium: Diagnostic & Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
North Florida Cardiovascular Symposium: Diagnostic & Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease


Narrator: 0:01

Welcome to MedEvidence, where we help you navigate the truth behind medical research with unbiased, evidence-proven facts, powered by ENCORE Research Group and hosted by cardiologist and top medical researcher, Dr. Michael Koren.

Dr. Michael Koren: 0:16

Hello, I'm Dr. Michael Koren.

Dr. Shailee Shah: 0:19

Hi, I'm Dr. Shailee Shah.

Dr. Shreya Ghetiya: 0:22

And I'm Dr. Shreya Ghetiya.

Dr. Michael Koren: 0:24

We have a fabulous session of MedEvidence today and I'm with my fellow cardiologists and we're going to talk about a symposium that we're all working on together and this is called the North Florida Cardiovascular Symposium, and we can show you the brochure.

Dr. Shreya Ghetiya: 0:41

So this is a very exciting symposium coming up. It is our 21st annual session and it is unique in a way that all the competing cardiovascular practices come together with the same agenda of putting education first.

Dr. Michael Koren: 0:57

Isn't that cool? Yes, it's amazing. It's really cool. Obviously, we all have our competitive instincts and we compete for patients at some level, but we come together for education.

Dr. Shailee Shah: 1:06

That's true. And then this time I mean even we had it last time, but we have fellows that are a part of this symposium. They accompany their program directors, they present cases and their program directors support them for that. So that is very exciting that they get to be a part of this cardiovascular community in Jacksonville.

Dr. Michael Koren: 1:26

It was fabulous Last year we had three fantastic presentations. Each of the fellows presented a really unique case and there was commentary from the program director and there was questions from the audience. So there was a lot of great interaction and I enjoyed that. That was my favorite part last year.

Dr. Shreya Ghetiya: 1:44

I agree, and we make sure that every topic and lecture in the symposium is very practical for modern medicine and in our everyday cardiovascular practice.

Dr. Michael Koren: 1:53

Yeah, that's a great point. So why don't you highlight a couple of the areas that we're going to be talking about, since I think you're spot on that we cover things that you don't get in many other educational sessions, and it's really unique in that we're really focused on the practical needs of healthcare providers in our area.

Dr. Shailee Shah: 2:11

That's true. So in our general cardiology clinic we see patients with POTS autonomic dysfunction all the time. This time we have Dr Raj coming from Canada just to speak on this topic. So you know, we have these patients with spinal cord injury and you know they have hypertension at one point, and it is just so confusing how to manage them.

Dr. Michael Koren: 2:34

Doesn't that drive you crazy?

Dr. Shailee Shah: 2:35

It does. And then you have these young patients like 20-year-olds, with very low blood pressures, high heart rates. Is it POTS? Is it not POTS?

Dr. Michael Koren: 2:43

What is going on? Yeah, or somebody comes in and they complain about orthostatic hypotension. They're almost passing out. We give them Midodrine. The next thing we know, we know their systolic pressure is over 200. Exactly. How do you deal with that?

Dr. Shreya Ghetiya: 2:53

Yes, exactly, and a lot of times it is said to know that sometimes patients are just diagnosed with anxiety and some psychogenic diseases and it is actually a truly cardiovascular process going on, underlying, and I think we all, as a physician, need to learn more about it.

Dr. Michael Koren: 3:09

Absolutely so. We're going to have a great session on that. How about another example for the audience?

Dr. Shreya Ghetiya: 3:13

So, yes, another great topic that we have this year is sports cardiology. I can tell you that almost every single week, we do see some patients who are athletes you know, they are in competitive sports and they have one or two different diagnoses on their charts and we don't know how to address this. And I think we don't know a lot about how to manage these patients, and actually I was not aware that there's like specific algorithms which are endorsed by evidence, and I would like to invite Dr. Kim from Atlanta to just talk about all these different varieties of sports-related cardiovascular diseases.

Dr. Michael Koren: 3:50

Very cool. Yeah, I remember when Damar Hamlin, the football player from the Buffalo Bills, basically dropped dead on the field and then he was reinstated to play football. It blew me away, so I'm sure there was a reason for that. There was some process that they went through to make it safe for him or at least allow him to go back. So I'd be fascinated to learn more about that type of thing in our sessions. Right?

Dr. Shailee Shah: 4:12

And then when these guys come to us in clinic and we have to clear them, even be it like high school sports, I mean you know it's a big liability and you know if you're nervous about clearing these patients.

Dr. Michael Koren: 4:23

So yeah, that's a great opportunity. Yeah, fabulous examples of practical things. So let our audience know again when it is, where it is and how they can actually sign up for it.

Dr. Shreya Ghetiya: 4:33

This is scheduled for June 1st. It is a Saturday and it is located at University of North Florida Herbert Auditorium. This is an entire day event from 8 am to 3 pm. We also have expo from a variety of industry, and we will get to learn more about new medicines, new devices out there for cardiovascular diseases.

Dr. Michael Koren: 4:56

It's a great facility. We've had it there for a number of years. I enjoy the facility.

Dr. Shailee Shah: 5:02

I feel like these meetings you get to learn from different people what their group specializes in. We get to learn from the pharma companies about the new devices and nuances that are coming up in cardiology, because it's hard for us to keep up with all this in our busy practices.

Dr. Michael Koren: 5:20

So and usually we have somebody from organized medicine as part of it. Do we have that this year?

Dr. Shreya Ghetiya: 5:24

yes, absolutely. We have Dr. Stephen Little who is an ex-president of American Society of Echocardiography. He's very much nationally and internationally known for his work in the field of cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Michael Koren: 5:37

Yeah, he's really interesting. I've heard him before and there's a lot of echo issues like how do we get paid for things, and it's a real problem. Like, for example, if you're assisting in a TAVR case or a MitraClip, how do we get paid for doing the echo?

Dr. Shreya Ghetiya: 5:51

That's true.

Dr. Michael Koren: 5:52

I'm sure he'll address that issue, so that will be something, I think, of great interest for a lot of people.

Dr. Shailee Shah: 5:56

Right, right and with all the new tricuspid devices coming up, he's going to show us what you know as a non-invasive cardiologist, like how can we get better shots of those things when we are doing TEE, which will help the interventional cardiologist.

Dr. Michael Koren: 6:12

And even though we are cardiologists putting this on, we have open arms for anesthesiologists and internists and primary physicians, nurse practitioners. Anybody that's a healthcare provider will get something out of this session, even just regular primary care practices, because all of these topics are so valid.

Dr. Shailee Shah: 6:33

Yeah, we have like cardiovascular disease in women. I mean, you know, like I'm sure all of us deal with this and a primary care OBGYN anyone would be a perfect audience for that, or endocrinologist. Absolutely.

Dr. Michael Koren: 6:45

So once again the website to sign up for this.

Dr. Shreya Ghetiya: 6:48

It's www. nfcvs. com. The other thing I wanted to emphasize is that each physician can bring a mid-level for free, so the more the better.

Dr. Michael Koren: 7:06

What a deal.

Dr. Shreya Ghetiya: 7:07

Yes, truly it is.

Dr. Michael Koren: 7:09

Well, I think I'll summarize by saying be there or be square. So again, thank you for this great discussion and we look forward to seeing everybody at our wonderful symposium.

Dr. Shreya Ghetiya: 7:19

Thank you on June 1st. Thank you.

Narrator: 7:22

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Calling all medical practitioners, this episode is for you!  You're in for an educational treat from cardiologists Dr. Michael Koren, Dr. Shailee Shah, and Dr. Shreya Ghetiya on the 21st Annual North Florida Cardiovascular Symposium. The enlightening discussions on cutting-edge topics that are revolutionizing the field of cardiology from the latest diagnostic and therapeutic advances in cardiovascular disease.  

Hosted by leading experts in the field, this symposium will explore a range of critical issues, from the unique considerations of women's cardiovascular health to the intersection of sports and cardiology. Delve into the future of medicine with discussions on the role of sensors, artificial intelligence, and the reinvention of healthcare delivery.

One of the highlights of our program will be an exploration of the role of echocardiography (ECO) and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)/3D imaging in the management of mitral and tricuspid valve disease. Learn from pioneers in the field about the latest techniques and advancements in this rapidly evolving area.

Designed for cardiologists, anesthesiologists, internists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and OBGYNs, this symposium offers a unique opportunity to expand your knowledge, network with colleagues, and stay at the forefront of cardiovascular medicine.

Don't miss out on this unparalleled educational experience. Register now for the North Florida Cardiovascular Symposium ( and join us as we explore the future of cardiovascular care!

Recording Date: March 29, 2024
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