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Expert Roundtable: Optimizing Your Structural Heart Disease Program

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If you’ve ever wanted to be a fly on the wall when thought leaders in structural heart—think Columbia, Mayo, Stanford and University of Washington—talk heart to heart about building their program, the challenges, the triumphs and the big picture, now is your chance! Take a listen as the panel tackles patient selection, the composition of the heart team, roles of nursing, challenges of referrals and scheduling, cath lab vs. hybrid OR, billing and reimbursement, imaging’s role, lessons learned from TAVR, increasing efficiencies and gaining buy in.

Roundtable Experts: (from the left)

Rebecca T. Hahn, MD, FASE
Director of Interventional Echo
Columbia University

Susheel Kodali, MD
Director of Structural Heart Disease
Columbia University

Sue Eastman, MA
Operations Manager
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Mayo Clinic


Martina Speight, MS, NP
Transcatheter Heart Valve Nurse Practitioner
Stanford University Medical Center

G. Burkhard Mackensen, MD, PhD, FASE
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
University of Washington Medical Center

Mark Reissman, MD
Director of Catheterization Laboratory and Director of Cardiovascular Emerging Therapies
University of Washington Medical Center