Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Diastolic Dysfunction and Diastolic Heart Failure: Clinical Recognition and Therapeutic Approach

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, February 14, 2013

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Fl Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Gerard Aurigemma, MD
Professor of Medicine and Radiology
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Director, Noninvasive Cardiology
University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center

Dr. Gerard P. Aurigemma has a longstanding interest in LV systolic and diastolic function in hypertension, valvular heart disease, and diastolic heart failure and the application of noninvasive imaging techniques to these disorders. In addition to his longstanding interest in diastolic heart failure, he has also become interested in reversible LV dysfunction, including the intriguing syndrome of stress cardiomyopathy, an entity he first encountered in 1985. 

Dr. Aurigemma is the author of over 100 articles and reviews on LV function and other cardiology topics and served as an associate editor of the textbook, Cardiology. He serves on the editorial board of several cardiology journals, and served on the board of directors of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE). He has served as course director for the ASE Board Review Course, and is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the 2012 Richard Popp excellence in teaching award from the ASE.

Currently a Professor of Medicine and Radiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Aurigemma has directed its cardiology fellowship program since 1990. Additionally, he is Director of Noninvasive Cardiology at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care.

Dr. Aurigemma graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. He completed his medical residency and served as Chief Medical Resident at the UCSF, completed a cardiology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, and joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1987. 

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Review the clinical importance of diastolic dysfunction
  2. Improve the clinician’s ability to recognize the various clinical presentations of diastolic heart failure and diastolic dysfunction
  3. Review what is known about therapy for diastolic heart failure

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Host: Division of Cardiology (Department of Medicine)

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