Thoracic Surgery Grand Rounds


September 24, 2014


7:30 a.m.




Journal Club: Aortic Surgery

Aortic Valve and Ascending Aorta Guidelines

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery Supplement June 2013

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation in Failed Bioprosthetic Surgical Valves

Effect of Valve Design on the Stent Internal Diameter of a Bioprosthetic Valve



Moderators: Jeffrey Gaca, MD and Tsuyoshi Kaneko, MD

Presenters: Judson Williams, MD and Asad Shah, MD


Presenter disclosure of financial relationships: Drs. Gaca, Kaneko, Williams, and Shah indicate no financial relationships relative to the content presented and no personal/financial relationships to disclose which are relative to this activity. 


Global Learning Objectives:

      1. Review and discuss technical aspects of cardiothoracic surgery.

      2. Discuss clinical research findings and advances in thoracic surgery.

      3. Present and discuss case studies, protocols and treatment guidelines

     as appropriate to the thoracic surgery practice.


RSS Activity Medical Director(s) Disclosure:  Dr. Thomas D’Amico has no personal/financial relationships to disclose which are relative to this activity.  Dr. D'Amico indicates serving as a consultant with Scanlan.


---Accreditation Information---

The Duke University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 


---Unapproved Use Disclosure---

Duke School of Medicine requires CME faculty (speakers) to disclose to the attendees: 1) When products or procedures being discussed are off-label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational (Not FDA approved) ; and 2) Any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and /or unsupported opinion.  Faculty at this event may discuss information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved labeling.  This information is intended solely for continuing medical education, and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications.  If you have any questions, contact the medical affairs department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.


---Credit Designation---

The Duke University School Of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. 

Duke Medical Pavilion
Durham, NC
United States
Session date: 
09/24/2014 - 7:30am to 8:30am EDT

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Jeffrey Gaca, MD and Tsuyoshi Kaneko, MD