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DON’T MISS A BEAT: The Latest on Heart Valve Disease Research & Policy (A Capitol Hill Briefing)


September 26, 2018
12-1:00 PM ET


Cannon House Office Building, Room 441
27 Independence Ave SE, Washington, D.C. 20003


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

Marilyn Serafini (Moderator)
Executive Director
Heart Valve Voice US

Christine Rekash
Heart Valve Patient and Advocate

Martha Lovstad
Heart Valve Patient and Advocate

Sally Nietering
Heart Valve Patient and Advocate

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 [email protected].

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