Texas Heart Institute Cardiac Society Thirteenth Symposium

Friday November 5, 2021

Innovative Technologies and Techniques in TAVR, Peripheral Vascular ad Coronary Disease, CRM, Structural Heart Disease & More...

The Texas Heart Institute Cardiac Society was founded in 1989 to provide an avenue for the exchange of ideas relating to the clinical and research activities among the present and former cardiac fellows, trainees, and teaching staff of the Texas Heart Institute. The society also coordinates social activities for its members. The symposium is an educational tradition coordinated by The Society members and designed for cardiologists, imaging specialists, and internists with a special focus on TAVR, peripheral vascular and coronary disease, structural heart disease, electrophysiology treatments, and prevention.

Interactive Case Presentations & Live Panel Discussions

Treatment challenges and methods

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the 13th Annual Texas Heart Institute Cardiac Society Symposium will not offer in person attendance. This all virtual meeting will include livestream sessions, Q&A, exhibitor breakout rooms, and more.

The virtual event will take place on Friday, November 5, 2021, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and is open to all cardiology fellows; residents; medical students and other individuals with an interest in cardiovascular advancement.

This year’s keynote is Dr. Joseph G. Rogers. Attendees will learn from engaging, interactive case presentations that will allow clinicians and faculty to discuss specific treatment challenges and methods that will be useful in their practices.


Mehran Massumi, MD Course Director

President, Texas Heart Institute Cardiac Society;
Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

Director, Cullen Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Center for Preclinical Surgical & Interventional Research;
Program Director, Cardiac Transplantation, Heart Failure and Assist Device Fellowship;
Texas Heart Institute, Houston Texas

Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

The Woodlands, Texas

Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

Director, Electrophysiology Clinical Research & Innovations
Houston, Texas

President and CEO, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas


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11:00    Exhibitor Showcase and Expo

12:00     Welcome and Introduction | Mehran Massumi, MD

12:10      Coronary Shockwave Lithotripsy – A Novel Approach to Vessel Prep | Briana Costello, MD

12:25      High-Risk PCI with Impella | Samar Sheth, MD

12:40      Chronic total occlusion PCI – Who benefits? | Alexander Postalian, MD

1:00        Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion: Watchman vs Amulet | Abdi Rasekh, MD

1:15         Safe and Effective use of Anti-Arrhythmic Drugs: A Primer for Cardiologists | Mehdi Razavi, MD

1:30        Ablation Technologies | Mohammad Saeed, MD

1:45        Introduction of Keynote Speaker | O.H. Frazier, MD

2:00       The Texas Heart Institute: A Vision for the Future | Joseph G. Rogers, MD, Texas Heart Institute CEO & President

2:30       Inari Thrombectomy for Pulmonary Embolism | Jorge Escobar, MD

2:45       Mitral Valve Pathology | Srikanth Koneru, MD

3:00       MITRACLIP (COAPT Trial and MITRACLIP) | Guilherme V. Silva, MD

3:15        TAVR | Neil E. Strickman, MD

3:30        Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Replacement | Dhaval Parekh, MD

3:45        LVAD Update | Ajith Nair, MD

4:00       Mechanical Circulatory Support: IABP vs ECMO vs Tandem Heart VS Impella | Joggy George, MD

4:15        Novel Diabetes Drugs and Cardiovascular Disease | Ajith Nair, MD

4:30       Complex Peripheral Intervention with Orbital Atherectomy | Jonathan Aliota, MD

4:45       Pedal Access and TAMI Technique | Mehran Massumi, MD

5:00      Transradial Approach to Peripheral Interventions | David Kuten, MD

5:15       Announcements and Adjournment