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Medicine Grand RoundsĀ - Progress in Aortic Stenosis: New Insights, New Options, New Challenges

Dr. Bonow discusses the well-known symptoms, treatments and progression of aortic stenosis in adults and re-interprets these with innovative research around biomarkers, new diagnostic technology, timing for intervention and the transformative introduction of transcatheter arterial valve replacement (TAVR). He posits that when sound clinical judgement is combined with novel diagnostics and treatments such as TAVR, the traditional management of patients with aortic stenosis will change significantly.

Activity Details

Start Date: March 29, 2019
End Date: March 29, 2021

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  • Robert O. Bonow, MD, MS
    Goldberg Distinguished Professor of Cardiology
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Editor in Chief, JAMA Cardiology

    Robert O. Bonow, MD, MS received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He served as Senior Investigator in the Cardiology Branch of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute from 1976 to 1992, and was Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Northwestern University from 1992 to 2011. Dr. Bonow is a past president of the American Heart Association, a Master of the American College of Cardiology and a Master of the American College of Physicians. He currently serves on the Board of Scientific Counselors of the NHLBI.
Learning Outcome

Participants will be able to recognize the risk factors, pathophysiologic mechanisms and prevalence of aortic stenosis in adults, describe the natural history of asymptomatic and symptomatic patients with aortic stenosis and describe indications for aortic valve surgery or transcatheter intervention for aortic stenosis based on current guidelines.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit for this Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity, you must:

  • View the entire presentation
  • Complete the online Attestation of Attendance & Evaluation Form (you must register to access).

In accordance with the disclosure policy of Dartmouth-Hitchcock/Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education and the Nursing Continuing Education Council standards set forth by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation, continuing medical education and nursing education activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content have been asked to disclose any financial relationship* they have to a commercial interest (any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients). Such disclosure is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is elicited to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a given activity.

The following Activity Physician Director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content for Progress in Aortic Stenosis: New Insights, New Options, New Challenges (Medicine Grand Rounds) have reported the following financial interest or relationship* with various companies/organizations. Dr. Bonow reports no conflicts of interest. The Activity Director and Planning Committee member roles were resolved by altering the individual’s control over content about the products or services of the commercial interest by the Associate Dean for CME and the Department of Medicine Chair. All potential conflict(s) were resolved.

* Kelly Kieffer, MD ~ her spouse is a consultant for OcculoBio. 

* Richard I. Rothstein, MD ~ has research support from Baranova (research grant to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) and has other financial interest from Allurion. 

Other planning committee member(s), speaker(s), activity director(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content for this program report no financial interest or relationship* with any company(ies) or organizations whose product may be germane to the content of their presentations.

*A “financial interest or relationship" refers to an equity position, receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by a research grant, receiving honoraria for educational services elsewhere, or to any other relationship to a company that provides sufficient reason for disclosure, in keeping with the spirit of the stated policy.

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Center for Learning and Professional Development
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

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