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Functional MR: A Surgical Disease?
New Surgical and Interventional Paradigms for Treatment
Monday, April 27, 2015 | 5:00 PM

The Functional MR: A Surgical Disease? New Surgical and Interventional Paradigms for Treatment session provides a deep dive into the contemporary management of functional mitral regurgitation. An interdisciplinary panel of experts will define the changing role of the surgeon in a landscape where an increasing percentage of functional MR cases can now be treated nonsurgically. A combination of case-based presentations, focused lectures, and engaging panel discussion will delve into the controversial debates surrounding the optimal treatment strategy for a variety of clinical presentations of mitral valve disease.

Moderators: *A. Marc Gillinov & *Mathew Williams
Panelists: Maurice E. Sarano, *Robert A. Dion, Brian K. Whisenant, Vinayak Bapat, Michael Robich, David Yaffee, & *Vinod Thourani

5:00 PM - 5:10 PM Does the Mitral Valve Really Matter in Functional MR and When Should we Treat?
Maurice E. Sarano
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5:10 PM - 5:20 PM Which Operation Is Best for Severe Ischemic MR: Repair or Replace?
*Michael A. Acker
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5:20 PM - 5:30 PM Surgical Repair Techniques for Ischemic MR: Can this Teach us About Future Percutaneous Options?
*Robert A. Dion
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5:30 PM - 5:40 PM MitraClip is the Ideal Treatment for Functional MR: Tips and Tricks
Brian K. Whisenant
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5:40 PM - 5:50 PM Forget Complex Repair Techniques - the Future will be in Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
Vinayak Bapat
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5:50 PM - 5:53 PM Case Presentation: Moderate IMR in a Patient with CAD - Should We Treat the Mitral Valve?
Michael Robich
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5:53 PM - 6:03 PM Panel Discussion
6:03 PM - 6:06 PM Case Presentation: Functional MR That Must Be Addressed - but How?
David Yaffee
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6:06 PM - 6:16 PM Panel Discussion
6:16 PM - 6:19 PM Case Presentation: High-Risk/End-stage Patient with Functional MR: Should We Treat with Anything?
Steven R. DeBeer
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6:19 PM - 6:30 PM Panel Discussion

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