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Join us virtually for BayCare's 2021 C.A.S.E. (Cardiovascular, Arrhythmia, Surgery, Endovascular) Symposium 


Learn more about the latest innovations in cardiovascular services at this free conference.  

Presentation topics include: 


  • Atrial Fibrillation: A Walk Through the Woods with Dr. James Irwin 

  • Heart Failure: The Fourth Pillar with Dr. Geraldo Ramos 

  • Aortic Stenosis and TAVR: An Update with Dr. Jayendrakumar (Jay) Patel 


Registration is required. 


This FREE event is recommended for physicians, physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (ARNPs), registered nurses (RNs) and other medical personnel. 


CME: 3 hours | ASRT Credit: 3 credits | Nursing Credit: 3 contact hours 


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through BayCare Health System. BayCare Health System is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. BayCare Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of three AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


BayCare designates this event for a maximum of three nursing contact hours for continuing education. No partial credit will be awarded for limited attendance. 


Approved by the ASRT for Category A continuing education credit. To receive credit, technologists must participate in attendance verification, pass a post-presentation test, and submit a completed evaluation. 


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James Irwin, MD 

Electrophysiologist, Medical Director, Electrophysiology Department, St. Joseph’s Hospital 

Title: Atrial Fibrillation: A Walk Through the Woods 


Objective: The long road of managing patients with atrial fibrillation starting with rate control to rhythm control strategy will be reviewed. An in-depth look at the different modalities currently available for atrial fibrillation ablation – radiofrequency and cryo-ablation- and future options with pulse wave therapy will be presented. The participants will learn how to manage these patients and when to refer to electrophysiologist. How to manage these patients’ post-procedure. 



  • Learn surgical treatment for atrial fibrillation. 

  • Discuss pacing approaches to treat atrial fibrillation. 

  • History of catheter approaches to treat atrial fibrillation. 

  • Learn future directions to atrial fibrillation treatment. 

  • Pulse Wave Ablation 

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Dr. Geraldo Ramos, MD

Cardiologist, Medical Director of Echocardiography, St. Anthony’s Hospital 

Title: Heart failure: The Fourth Pillar 

Objective: The presentation will review medical management of chronic illnesses and discuss how newer drugs positively impact multiple disease states. There will be a review of the mechanism of action and clinical outcomes expected with the use of the drug. A detailed review of the appropriate patient selection will help physicians identify the ideal patients for this new indication for therapy. 



  • The role of SGLT2i in the management of heart failure 

  • Diabetes and heart failure 

  • Chronic Kidney Disease and heart failure  

  • Indications of SGLT2i and GLP-1 

  • Mechanisms of action of SGLT2i and GLP-1 

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Dr. Jay Patel, MD 

Structural and Interventional Cardiologist, Morton Plant Hospital 

Title: Aortic Stenosis and TAVR: An Update 


Objective: Review the 15-year history and describe the future journey of this procedure. The participant will learn how to identify patients with AS and when to refer them to the structural heart team for an evaluation. Post-procedure treatment and follow up testing will also be discussed. 



  • Review the incidence/prevalence of aortic valve stenosis 

  • Review updated guidelines for management of aortic valve stenosis 

  • Review appropriate timing and treatment options for aortic valve stenosis 

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