February 16-17, 2024 | Tucson, Arizona
CardioVascular Interventions Summit

Friday, February 16, 2024CardioVascular Interventions Summit
7:00 – 8:00 am


8:05 – 8:25 am


Neil Gheewala, Thomas Waggoner, Luis Leon, Jr., Mimi Coomle
8:25 – 10:20 am

Mitral Transcatheter Edge to Edge Repair

Moderators: Saibal Kar and Dee Wang
Panel: Jamie McCabe, Hursh Naik, Manny Reyes, Christine Chung, and Brian Whisenant
8:25 – 8:45 am

CVIS Pioneer: The Journey to Understanding the Mitral Valve

Saibal Kar
8:45 – 8:55 am

MitraClip TEER: 20 years of Evolution

Paul Mahoney
8:55 – 9:05 am

Pascal TEER: The New Kid on the Block

Jamie McCabe
9:05 – 9:35 am

Live Case Pascal

Thomas Waggoner
9:35 – 10:05 am

Live Case: MitraClip

Neil Gheewala
10:05 – 10:20 am

CVIS Case Panel Controversy: TEER Device Selection

Manny Reyes
10:25 – 10:55 am


11:00 – 11:50 am

Mitral Valve Replacement/Repair

Moderators:Pradeep Yadav and Jamie McCabe
Panel:Thomas Waggoner, William O’Neill, Tiffany Chen, Paul Mahoney, and Mike Reardon
11:00 – 11:20 am

Current State of TMVR Options

Jamie McCabe
11:20 -11:30 am

Ongoing Clinical Trial Considerations

Pradeep Yadav
11:30 – 11:40 am

Surgery vs. TEER vs TMVR Trial in 2023

Mike Reardon
11:40 – 11:50 am

CVIS Case Panel Controversies: What’s this Patient’s Best Option

Paul Mahoney
11:55 am – 12:55 pm

Lunch/Exhibits/Product Theater

12:05 – 12:50 pm

Product Theater • Exhibit Hall with Lunch Service

Title and Presenter TBA

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Left Atrial Appendage Closure

Moderators: Christine Chung and Brian Whisenant
Panel:Tim Byrne, Poonam Velagapudi, Paul Mahoney, Saibal Kar, and Johnathan Schwartz
1:00 -1:10 pm

Is LAA Closure as good as a NOAC in 2023?

Paul Mahoney
1:00 -1:10 pm

Is LAA Closure as good as a NOAC in 2023?

Paul Mahoney
1:10 – 1:20 pm

Watchman LAA Closure: The Old Guard

Saibal Kar
1:20 – 1:30 pm

Amulet LAA Closure

Tim Byrne
1:30 – 1:40 pm

Optimization of LAA Closure Strategies

Brian Whisenant
1:40 – 1:50 pm

Left Atrial Appendage Closure with 4D ICE

Johnathan Schwartz
1:50 – 2:10 pm

Live Case: Amulet LAA Closure

Devi Nair
2:10 – 2:30 pm

Live Case: Watchman with 4D ICD

Thomas Waggoner
2:35 – 3:05 pm


3:10 – 4:00 pm

Pulmonary Embolism

Moderators:Dee Dee Wang and Tiffany Chen
Session Agenda and Presentations/Faculty TBD

4:00 – 4:40 pm

Picture Perfect: Milestones in Cardiac Imaging

Moderators:Luis Leon, Jr and TBD
Panel:Kevin Evans, Raj Janardhan, TBD
4:00 – 4:10 pm

CVIS Pioneer: Solving a 3D problem using 2D and 3D Imaging

Dee Wang
4:10 – 4:20 pm

Advances in Cardiac CT in Structural Heart

Tiffany Chen
4:20 – 4:30 pm

Practical Tools, Tips, and Tricks to Guide a Successful Procedure

Kevin Evans
4:40 – 4:50 pm

Role of MRI in Structural Heart Procedures

Raj Janardhan
4:50 – 6:30 pm

Welcome Reception/Exhibits


Saturday, February 17, 2024 CardioVascular Interventions Summit
7:00 – 8:00 am


8:05 – 8:25 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks: Presentation of CVIS Lifetime Achievement Award

8:25 – 9:45 am

Tricuspid Valve Disease: The Forgotten Valve

Moderators: Hursh Naik and Johnathan Schwartz
Tiffany Chen, Dee Dee Wang, Hemal Gada, Brian Whisenant, and Paul Mahoney
8:05 – 8:25 am

CVIS Pioneers: Emerging patient options for Tricuspid Valve Disease

Hursh Naik
8:25 – 8:35 am

Tricuspid Valve Anatomy by TEE and CT

Tiffany Chen
8:35 – 8:45 am

Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Repair: Results of the Triluminate Trial

Johnathan Schwartz
8:45 – 8:55 am

Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Replacement: Triscend II

Hemal Gada
8:55 – 9:05 am

What is the Indication for Tricuspid Valve Intervention?

Dee Dee Wang
9:05 – 9:45 am

Live Case: Tricuspid TEER with TriClip

Ralph Stephan Von Bardeleben
9:55 – 10:20 am


10:25 am – 12:05 pm

Cardiogenic Shock and High-Risk PCI

Moderators:William O’Neill and Mark Bieniarz
Panel:Thomas Waggoner, Oscar Rosales, Poonam Velagupudi, Christine Chung, and Lisa LeMond
10:25 – 10:35 am

CVIS Pioneer: The National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative in 2023

William O’Neill
10:35 – 10:45 am

Identifying and Escalating Care in Cardiogenic Shock

Lisa LeMond
10:45 – 10:55 am

Role of Structural Heart Interventions in Shock

Christine Chung
10:55 – 11:05 am

Lesion Modification in 2023: Atherectomy, Lithotrypsy, or Both?

Thomas Waggoner
11:05 – 11:15 am

Utilization of Hemodynamic Support in High-Risk PCI

Mark Bieniarz
11:15 – 11:20 am

Role of Intracoronary Imaging for PCI

Oscar Rosales
11:25 am – 12:05 pm

Live Case: High-Risk PCI

Kate Kearney
12:10 – 1:10 pm

Lunch/Exhibits/Product Theater

12:15 – 1:00 pm

Product Theater • Exhibit Hall with Lunch Service

Title and Presenter TBA

1:15 – 3:20 pm

Lifetime Management of Aortic Valve Disease

Moderators: Hemal Gada and Hursh Naik
Panel:Pradeep Yadav, William O’Neill, Tiffany Chen, Paul Mahoney and Mike Reardon
1:15 – 1:35 pm

CVIS Pioneer: TAVR: Two Decades into the Science

Hemal Gada
1:35 – 1:45 pm

Lifetime Aortic Valve Management Choices: A Surgeon’s Perspective

Mike Reardon
1:45 – 1:55 pm

Lifetime Aortic Valve Management Choices: A Cardiologist’s Perspective

Hursh Naik
1:55 – 2:05 pm

TAVR in Low-Risk Patients

Poonam Velagupudi
2:05 – 2:15 pm

Leaflet Modification of Existing Bioprothetic Valve

Hemal Gada
2:15 – 2:25 pm

Aortic Insufficiency: Emerging Technologies

Pradeep Yadav
2:25 – 2:35 pm

Role of Cerebral Embolic Protection in TAVR

Johnathan Schwartz
2:35 – 2:50 pm

CVIS Case Controversies: Optimal Valve Selection Panel

2:50 – 3:20 pm

Live Case: Corevalve

Thomas Waggoner
3:25 – 3:40 pm


3:45 – 4:40 pm

Cardiomyopathies and Heart Failure

3:45 – 4:05 pm

CVIS Pioneer: Defining Heart Failure and When to Refer

Elizabeth Juneman
4:05 – 4:15 pm

GDMT in 2023: Where do SGLT2-Inhibitors Fall?

Lisa LeMond
4:15 – 4:20 pm

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Novel Treatment Paradigms

Jil Tardiff
4:20 – 4:30 pm

Amyloid Cardiomyopathy: A Missed Diagnostic Opportunity

Barry Trachtenberg
4:30 – 4:40 pm

Pulmonary Hypertension

Ashish Gupta
4:40 pm

Closing Thoughts and Roadmap to CVIS 2025

J. Fleming Hunt, LUTCF®

President / Owner

Fleming is a licensed insurance agent with over 36 years of experience in Life, Health, Estate Preservation and Retirement Insurance. For much of his career, he has been offering insurance in Valdosta, GA. He is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Round Table and Court of the Table and has served on several insurance boards. In September of 2018, Fleming acquired the ownership of the Remerton Agency DBA Star Insurance.

Fleming graduated from Brunswick High School, Brunswick, GA. and attended Brunswick College. He is recognized as a Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF®) and is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA). Fleming has also been a past President of Life Underwriters of Valdosta and served on other chairs for the association.

Fleming has served as President of the Valdosta Bulldog Club and also on the board of several non-profit organizations in the Valdosta area. He is married to the former Kaye Chastain of Moultrie, GA and they have four sons; John Fleming, William, Wesley and Wilson and two grandchildren. They are members of the Park Avenue United Methodist Church