Mount Sinai Heart Hosts 16th Annual Live Symposium of Complex Coronary Cases: June 11-14

The Mount Sinai Medical Center will host its 16th Annual 2013 Live Symposium of Complex Coronary, Valvular and Vascular Cases on June 11-14.

New York, NY
 – June 7, 2013 /Press Release/  –– 

More than 1,100 interventional cardiac specialists, radiologists, vascular surgeons, fellows, nurses, technicians and other allied healthcare professionals working in cardiac catheterization and vascular laboratories around the globe will gather at The Mount Sinai Medical Center on June 11-14 at its 16th Annual 2013 Live Symposium of Complex Coronary, Valvular and Vascular Cases.

Mount Sinai Heart's four-day Symposium features more than 20 "live" broadcasts of cardiac procedures, leading expert presentations and panel discussions about the latest advances and approaches to the treatment of patients with complex coronary and cardiovascular disease. The Symposium will focus on all the emerging areas in the field of cardiac intervention with individual days dedicated to endovascular intervention, coronary intervention, structural heart disease, as well as, nursing.

The goal of Mount Sinai Heart's innovative Symposium, launched in 1998, is to continuously drive innovation in the field of interventional cardiovascular medicine and to help others in the field achieve safe procedural outcomes and appropriately select the best procedure for each of their patients.

The large event is hosted by Mount Sinai's Samin Sharma, MD, the Director of Clinical & Interventional Cardiology, Annapoorna S. Kini, MD, the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Prakash Krishnan, MD, Director of Endovascular Intervention in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, and Peter L. Faries, MD, Chief of Vascular Surgery. In addition, a special symposium for nurses and technologists will be directed by Mount Sinai's Beth Oliver, DNP, RN, the Vice President of Clinical Operations for Mount Sinai Heart, and Antonietta Tolentino, MSN, ANP-C.

"As practicing Interventionalists, we must continually make changes to appropriately treat coronary, valvular, and peripheral vascular disease based on the available devices, therapy and trial results," said Dr. Sharma, Director of Clinical & Interventional Cardiology at Mount Sinai. "Hence, we need to participate in continuing educational activities to remain current. The issue of experience and cost-effectiveness of a new technology or technique always needs to be weighed against the established practices, before making any decision in our daily practice. That is exactly what we plan to achieve at our four-day 16th Annual 2013 Live Symposium of Complex Coronary, Valvular and Vascular Cases."

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The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Established in 1968, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is one of the leading medical schools in the United States. The Icahn School of Medicine is noted for innovation in education, biomedical research, clinical care delivery, and local and global community service. It has more than 3,400 faculty members in 32 departments and 14 research institutes, and ranks among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and by U.S. News & World Report.

The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is a 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the nation's oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked The Mount Sinai Hospital 14th on its elite Honor Roll of the nation's top hospitals based on reputation, safety, and other patient-care factors. Mount Sinai is one of just 12 integrated academic medical centers whose medical school ranks among the top 20 in NIH funding and by U.S. News & World Report and whose hospital is on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll.  Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 560,000 outpatient visits took place.

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