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Don't Miss a Beat: The Latest on Heart Valve Disease Research & Policy

  • 441 Cannon House Office Building (map)

On Wednesday, September 26, join the Heart Valve Disease Policy Task Force for an educational lunch briefing to learn about: the latest in heart valve disease research from leadership at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the heart valve disease patient experience, the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) National Coverage Determination from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and how volume requirements impact smaller communities and rural hospitals.

Speakers include:

Patrice Desvigne-Nickens, MD
Program Director, Heart Failure and Arrhythmias Branch, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Peter Pelikan, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Medical Director, Cardiac Cath Lab, Providence Saint John’s Health Center
Director, Interventional Cardiology
Pacific Heart Institute

Charles Boustany, Jr, MD
Former U.S. Representative (LA – 7th)
Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Partner, Capitol Counsel, LLC

Heart Valve Disease Patient -TBD

Marilyn Serafini (Moderator)
Executive Director
Heart Valve Voice – US

A special thank you to Representative Chris Smith, Co-Chair of the Heart & Stroke Coalition, for sponsoring the room.

For additional information and to register, email lclarke@agingresearch.org.