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Bicuspid Aortic Valve Patients – What Are Your Options? #ACHACares
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.

Sponsorship support provided by CryoLife, Inc.

Jun 10, 2020 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Paul Stelzer, MD
Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery @Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai Hospital in New York City.
Dr. Stelzer is an 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.
Ismail El-Hamamsy, MD, PhD
Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery @Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, New York
Dr. El-Hamamsy is also 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
Ali Zaidi, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics @Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, NY
Dr. Zaidi is a board–certified adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) cardiologist who trained in ACHD, pediatric cardiology & 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 also the Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Center, Director of Pediatrics to Adult Transition of Care Program, and Director of Academic Affairs, Division of Pediatric Cardiology at Mt. Sinai Hospital in NYC, NY. Dr. Zaidi is a member of the ACHA Medical Advisory Board.