The Left Atrium: Lots of Meatballs Here?
Joseph Kisslo, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Duke University Medical Center
Thursday, November 14, 2013
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Alban K. Barrus Lecture Hall
Duke South Purple Zone, 3rd Floor, Room 3031
(Directly across from the Purple Elevators)
Global Learning Objectives
- To understand the role of the left atrium.
- To explain the historical understanding of left atrial physiology.
- To probe complex drug actions on left atrial function.
Review the development history of echocardiography practice and research at Duke
- Summarize the evidence from guideline documents supporting current practice and define some "evidence gaps" in echocardiography-guided therapy.
- Describe, using case examples, the capacity of available reporting systems to serve as a "learning health system" to inform future cardiovascular practice.