Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement



This two-day course focuses on the rapidly developing field of structural heart disease. Led by Amar Shah, MD, and Stefan Zimmerman, MD, the course will provide physicians with essential background on the disease process and the central role cardiac CTA and vascular CTA have in the treatment planning process for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) therapies. 

The course provides an individual, hands-on experience with a case simulator to teach physicians how to accurately acquire and interpret cardiac and vascular CTA cases performed during the planning process for TAVR in both routine and challenging scenarios.

Attendees should have prior experience in reading cardiac CT and familiarity with their specified workstation.

Earn up to 22.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and 14 SAM Credits

Date Location
March 1 - 2, 2018 Reston, VA

Course Co-Directors
Stefan Zimmerman, MD
Johns Hopkins Medical Institution

Amar Shah, MD
Cardiac and Thoracic Imaging 
North Shore, Long Island Jewish Health System

At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Identify relevant anatomy and variants
  • Recognize the role of cardiac and vascular CTA in the planning process for structural heart disease
  • Explain how to obtain cardiac and vascular CTA measurements for valve sizing using advanced workstations
  • Identify how to successfully image patients in challenging clinical scenarios (i.e. arrhythmia and renal dysfunction)
  • Interpret imaging features that may impact successful placement of the valve
  • Know how the data is used in the treatment process and how to be a key member of the structural heart team.

Accreditation Statement:  The American College of Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:  The American College of Radiology designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Qualified on 9/8/2016 this activity meets the American Board of Radiology’s criteria for a self-assessment (SAM) activity and is designated for up to 14 SAM credits toward the ABR Maintenance of Certification program.