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Charleston HFpEF Conference Agenda

Friday, April 16, 2021

1:45 p.m.  -  Visit Virtual Exhibit Hall

1:55 p.m.  -  Join Live Stream Session

                     Session Chair, Dr. Tedford

2:00 p.m.  -  Ambulatory Monitoring in HFpEF: Implantables, Insertables and Wearables, William Abraham, M.D.

2:30 p.m.  -  Matrix & Fibrosis: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment Target, Michael Zile, M.D.

3:00 p.m.  -  Subphenotyping of HFpEF: Getting Personal, Gregory Lewis, M.D.

3:30 p.m.  -  Break/Visit Virtual Exhibit Hall

                     Session Chair, Dr. DiSalvo

3:45 p.m.  -  Controversies in Drug Therapy for HFpEF (Beta Blockers - Friend or Foe, Sacubitril/Valsartan - Yes or No)? Daniel Silverman, M.D.

4:15 p.m.  -  Imaging for Diagnosis and Assessment of HFpEF (Echo, CT, MRI), Sheldon Litwin, M.D.

4:45 p.m.  -  Update on Amyloid Heart Disease: Screening Tests and New TreatmentsDaniel Judge, M.D. 

5:15 p.m.  -  Novel Treatments for HFpEF: Interatrial Shunt Devices, Greater Saphenous Nerve Ablation, New Drugs, Sanjiv J. Shah, M.D.

5:45 p.m.  -  Wrap Up, Ryan Tedford, M.D. 

6:00 p.m.  -  Adjourn for the day


Saturday, April 17, 2021

7:45 a.m.  -  Visit Virtual Exhibit Hall

7:55 a.m.  -  Join Live Stream Session

       Session Chair, Dr. Zile

8:00 a.m.  -  Obesity and Weight Management in HFpEF, Sheldon Litwin, M.D.

8:30 a.m.  -  PHTN, RV function and RV failure, Ryan Tedford, M.D.

9:00 a.m.  -  Lessons Learned from Endomyocardial Biopsy in HFpEF Patients, Kavita Sharma, M.D. 

9:30 a.m.  -  Break/Visit Virtual Exhibit Hall

      Session Chair, Dr. Litwin

9:45 a.m.  -  How to Perform and Interpret Invasive Pressure Measurements for Diagnosis of HFpEF: Supine Exercise vs. Volume Loading, Brian Houston, M.D.

10:15 a.m. - Pacing for HFpEF? Treating Chronotropic Incompetence and Mid-range EF with wide QRS, Michael Gold, M.D., Ph.D.

10:45 a.m. - What does “Preserved EF” Mean? Re-evaluating the Use of Ejection Fraction in Patients with Heart Failure, Javed Butler, M.D.

11:15 a.m. - Break/Visit Virtual Exhibit Hall

     Session Chair, Dr. Houston

11:30 a.m. - Sleep Disordered Breathing and HFpEF, Greg Jackson, M.D.

12:00 p.m. - Atrial Fibrillation & HFpEF: What is the Best Treatment for AF in HFpEF? J. Marcus Wharton, M.D. 

12:30 p.m. - Diabetes and HFpEF: Pathophysiology & Evolving Pharmacological Therapy with SGLT2 Inhibotors and GLP1 Agonists, Robert Mentz, M.D.

1:00 p.m.  -  Wrap Up, Sheldon Litwin, M.D.

1:15 p.m. -   Adjourn until 2022