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ACHA Webinar: Bicuspid Aortic Valve Patients: What Are Your Options?

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Bicuspid Aortic Valve Patients: What Are Your Options?
Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. EDT

Presenters: Paul Stelzer, MD, Ismail El-Hamamsy, MD, PhD, and Ali Zaidi, MD


About the Webinar
Are you an adult diagnosed with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV)? Did you know that 1% to 2% of the population has BAV? If you want to learn more, you should register for this webinar. Drs. Paul Stelzer, Ismail El-Hamamsy and Ali Zaidi from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City will explain the basics of BAV. They will also talk about available valve replacement options. In addition, the durability of each option will be discussed, as well as how each option impacts quality of life. This information will help you make thoughtful, informed decisions on which valve is best for you today and for years to come.

REGISTER NOW: https://bit.ly/3bixUst

About the Presenters
Dr. Paul Stelzer is Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and attending surgeon at the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY. He has performed the Ross procedure in more than 550 patients in the past 27 years. He also has a wealth of experience in other complex valve procedures and correction of ascending and arch aortic aneurysms.

Dr. Ismail El-Hamamsy is Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and System Director of Aortic Surgery at the Mount Sinai Health System, and the inaugural Randall B. Griepp Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery. His principal surgical focus is aortic root reconstructive surgery in young adults, including patients with heritable and connective tissue disorders. He has performed more than 700 Ross procedures and valve-sparing operations.

Dr. Ali Zaidi is a board certified adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) cardiologist who trained in ACHD, pediatric cardiology and adult cardiovascular disease at The Ohio State University Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH. He also received advanced training in cardiac imaging at The Ohio State University. He is currently Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, Director of Pediatrics to Adult Transition of Care Program, and Director of Academic Affairs, Division of Pediatric Cardiology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY. Dr. Zaidi also serves on the ACHA Medical Advisory Board.

About the Adult Congenital Heart Association
The Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life and extending the lives of adults with congenital heart disease (CHD). ACHA serves and supports the more than one million adults with CHD, their families and the medical community—working with them to address the unmet needs of the long-term survivors of congenital heart defects through education, outreach, advocacy, and promotion of ACHD research. For more information about ACHA, contact (888) 921-ACHA or visit www.achaheart.org.



Sponsorship support provided by CryoLife, Inc.


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