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

Program Overview

Friday, February 16 – Saturday, February 17

CardioVascular Interventions Summit attendees can expect an engaging lineup of insightful lectures, hands-on live case demonstrations, and interactive panel discussions. These sessions are carefully curated to provide comprehensive updates on the management of cardiovascular diseases, review the latest evidence-based research, and delve into optimal techniques and technologies.

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


8:0o – 8:20 am


Neil Gheewala, MD, Thomas Waggoner, DO, Mimi Coomler and Linda Andrews
8:20 – 10:15 am

Mitral Transcatheter Edge to Edge Repair

Moderators: Saibal Kar, MD and Paul Mahoney, MD
Panel:Marvin Eng, MD, Soundos Moulla, MD, Manny Reyes, MD, Poonam Velagapudi, MD, and Brian Whisenant, MD
8:20 – 8:40 am

CVIS Pioneer: The Journey to Understanding the Mitral Valve

Saibal Kar, MD
8:40 – 8:50 am

Advances in MitraClip TEER: Complex Cases and G4 Registry

Paul Mahoney,, MD
8:50 – 9:00 am

Pascal TEER: The New Kid on the Block

Brian Whisenant, MD
9:00 – 9:15 am

CVIS Case Panel Controversy: TEER Device Selection

Manny Reyes, MD

9:15 – 9:45 am

Live Case: PASCAL

Case Site: Tucson Medical Center
Case Operators: Thomas Waggoner, DO and Mark Bieniarz, MD
9:45 – 10:15 am

Live Case: MitraClip

Case Site:Tucson Medical Center
Case Operators: Neil Gheewala, MD and Hursh Naik, MD
10:15 – 10:45 am


10:45 – 12:05 pm

Cardiogenic Shock/High-Risk PCI

Moderators: William O’Neill, MD and Elizabeth Juneman, MD
Panel:Amy Daliman, DO, Marvin Eng, MD, Amir Kaki, MD, Manny Reyes, MD, Oscar Rosales, MD, and Mark Bieniarz, MD
10:45 – 11:05 am

CVIS Pioneer: The National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative in 2024

William O’Neill, MD
11:05 -11:15 am

Identifying and Escalating Care in Cardiogenic Shock

Elizabeth Juneman, MD
11:15 -11:25 am

Hemodynamics in Cardiogenic Shock

Amir Kaki, MD
11:25 – 11:35 am

Role of Structural Heart Interventions in Shock

Marvin Eng, MD
11:35 – 11:45 am

The Cardiogenic Shock Toolbox

Amir Kaki, MD
11:45 – 11:55 am

Investigational Tools in HRPCI: Impella ECP

Amir Kaki, MD
11:55 am – 12:05 pm

CVIS Controversies: How Best to Support?

Mark Bieniarz, MD

12:05 – 1:25 pm


1:25 – 2:25 pm

Mitral Valve Replacement/Repair

Moderators: Thomas Waggoner, DO and Brian Whisenant
Panel: Johnathan Schwartz, MD, William O’Neill, Marvin Eng, MD, Raj Janardhan, MD Paul Mahoney, MD and Michael Reardon, MD
1:25 -1:35 pm

Current State of TMVR Options

Marvin Eng, MD
1:35 -1:45 pm

Ongoing Clinical Trial Considerations

Pradeep Yadav, MD
1:45 – 1:55 pm

Surgery vs. TEER vs TMVR Trial in 2023

Michael Reardon, MD
1:55 – 2:05 pm

Mitral Valve Imaging: Modalities and Case Planning

Raj Janardhanan, MD
2:05 – 2:15 pm

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

Paul Mahoney, MD
2:15 – 2:25 pm

Local Experience of TMVR

Thomas Waggoner, DO
2:25 – 2:45 pm


2:45 – 4:35 pm

Left Atrial Appendage Closure

Moderators:Poonam Velagapudi, MD and Brian Whisenant, MD
Panel: Neil Gheewala, MD, Poonam Velagapudi, MD, Soundos Moulla, MD, Timothy Byrne, DO, Paul Mahoney, MD, Saibal Kar, MD, and Johnathan Schwartz, MD
2:45 – 3:05 pm

Is LAA Closure as Good as a NOAC in 2024?

Soundos Moulla, MD
3:05 – 3:15 pm

Watchman LAA Closure: The Old Guard

Saibal Kar, MD
3:15 – 3:25 pm

Amulet LAA Closure: Another New Kid in LAA

Tim Byrne, DO
3:25 – 3:35 pm

Optimization of LAA Closure Strategies

Brian Whisenant, MD
3:35 – 3:45 pm

Left Atrial Appendage Closure with 4D ICE

Johnathan Schwartz, MD
3:45 – 4:10 pm

Live Case: Watchman with 4D ICE

Case Site: Tucson Medical Center
Case Operators: Thomas Waggoner, DO
4:10 – 4:35 pm

Recorded Case: Amulet LAA Closure

Case Site: St. Bernard’s Heart and Vascular
Case Operators: Devi Nair, MD
4:35 – 6:30 pm

Welcome Reception/Exhibits


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


8:00 – 8:05 am

Welcome from ACC Arizona Chapter

Mathew Hutchinson, MD, FACC, Incoming President-Elect
8:05 – 8:20 am

Presentation of CVIS Lifetime Achievement Award

Neil Gheewala, MD and Thomas Waggoner, DO

8:20 am – 10:00 am

High-Risk PCI

Moderators: William O’Neill, MD and Mark Bieniarz, MD
Thomas Waggoner, DO, Michael Reardon, MD, Amy Daliman, DO, Oscar Rosales, MD, Poonam Velagupudi, MD and Manny Reyes, MD
8:20 – 8:40 am

CVIS Pioneer: The Evolution of PCI and Hemodynamic Support

William O’Neill, MD
8:40 – 8:50 am

Medical Management vs High Risk PCI Prior to Structural Interventions

Amy Daliman, DO
8:50 – 9:00 am

Lesion Modification in 2024: Atherectomy, Lithotripsy, or Both?

Poonam Velagupudi, MD
9:00 – 9:10 am

Utilization of Hemodynamic Support in High-Risk PCI

Mark Bieniarz, MD
9:10 – 9:20 am

Role of Intracoronary Imaging for PCI

Osar Rosales, MD
9:20 – 10:00 am

Live Case: High-Risk PCI with Mechanical Circulatory Support

Case Site: The Valley Hospital
Case Operator: Rajiv Tayal, MD
10:00 – 10:30 am


10:30 – 12:00 pm

Two Decades of TAVR Science

Moderators: Raj Makkar, MD and Michael Reardon, MD
Panel: Paul Mahoney, MD, Brian Whisenant, MD, Jonathan Schwartz, MD, Timothy Byrne, DO, and Pradeep Yadav, MD
10:30 -10:50 am

CVIS Pioneer: TAVR two decades into the Science

Brian Whisenant, MD
10:50 – 11:00 am

TAVR in Low-Risk Patients

Michael Reardon, MD
11:00 – 11:10 am

Aortic Insufficiency: Emerging Technologies

Pradeep Yadav, MD
11:10 – 11:20 am

Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease: When to hold ’em or fold’em

Raj Makkar, MD
11:20 – 11:30 am

Role of Cerebral Embolic Protection in TAVR

Jonathan Schwartz, MD
11:30 – 12:00 pm

Live Case: Edwards SAPIEN 3 RESILIA TAVR

Case Site: Tucson Medical Center
Case Operators: Neil Gheewala, MD and Thomas Waggoner, DO
12:00 – 1:15 pm

Lunch/Exhibits/Product Theater

12:15 – 1:00 pm

Product Theater • Exhibit Hall with Lunch Service

Title and Presenter

Redefining the Treatment Landscape for Symptomatic NYHA Class II–III oHCM with the First and Only FDA-Approved Cardiac Myosin Inhibitor

Richard Wright, MD
Chairman, Pacific Heart institute, Santa Monica, CA

The special session is supported through the sponsorship of Bristol Meyer Squibb.

1:15 – 2:55 pm

Lifetime Management of Aortic Valve Disease

Moderators: Neil Gheewala, MD and Pradeep Yadav, MD
Panel:Hursh Naik, MD, William O’Neill, MD, Poonam Velagapudi, MD, Paul Mahoney, MD, and Michael Reardon, MD
1:15 – 1:25 pm

The Arsenal of TAVR Valve Options

Pradeep Yadav, MD
1:25 – 1:35 pm

Lifetime Aortic Valve Management Choices: A Surgeon’s Perspective

Michael Reardon, MD
1:35 – 1:45 pm

Lifetime Aortic Valve Management Choices: A Cardiologist’s Perspective

Hursh Naik, MD
1:45 – 1:55 pm

TAVR in TAVR: Leaflet Modification and Therapeutic Options

Paul Mahoney, MD
1:55 – 2:05 pm

CVIS Case Controversies: Optimal Valve Selection Panel

Poonam Velagapudi, MD

2:05 – 2:30 pm

Live Case: CoreValve TAVR

Case Site: Tucson Medical Center
Case Operators: Thomas Waggoner, DO
2:30 – 2:55 pm

Live Case: Navitor TAVR

Case Site: Los Robles Medical Center
Case Operators: Saibal Kar, MD and Greg Fontana, MD
2:55 – 3:15 pm


3:15 – 4:25 pm

Tricuspid Valve Disease: The Forgotten Valve

Moderators:Paul Sorajja, MD and Jonathan Schwartz, MD
Panel:Nadira Hamid, MD, Brian Whisenant, MD, Paul Mahoney, MD, and Hursh Naik, MD
3:15 – 3:35 pm

CVIS Pioneers: Emerging Patient Options for Tricuspid Valve Disease

Paul Sorajja, MD
3:35 – 3:45 pm

What is the Indication for Tricuspid Valve Intervention?

Hursh Naik, MD
3:45 – 3:55 pm

Tricuspid Valve Anatomy by TEE and CT

Nadira Hamid, MD
3:55 – 4:05 pm

Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Repair: Results of the TRILUMINATE Trial

Jonathan Schwartz, MD
4:05 – 4:15 pm

Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Replacement: TRISCEND II

Brian Whisenant, MD
4:15 pm

Closing Thoughts and Adjourn2025

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