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North Central Heart Fall Cardiac Symposium

Nov 7, 2014
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sioux Falls Convention Center
Sioux Falls, SD

The 32nd Annual North Central Heart Fall Cardiac Symposium will be Friday, November 7, 2014 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

Registration Details

Fees & Payment

  • Cost is $90 per registration
  • $100 after October 31, 2014

Cancellations are not refundable; however substitution participants may be made at any time. Call 605-977-5311 if paying other than credit card. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend, you are still responsible for payment.


fall cardiac symposium

The 32nd Annual North Central Heart Cardiac Symposium will be Friday, November 7, 2014 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Call 605-977-5311 for more information or register online using the link above.



7:55 – 8:00 a.m.          Welcome


8:00 – 8:45 a.m.        Medications vs. Lifestyle       


Invasive, Nuclear, and Preventative Cardiologist, Michigan Healthcare Professionals, PC, Southfield, MI

Author of The Holistic Heart Book – A Preventative Cardiologist’s Guide to Halt Heart Disease Now

Objective: Compare the use of cardiovascular medications versus life style changes in controlling cardiovascular disease.


8:45 – 9:15 a.m.      PVCs and Cardiomyopathy

Jonathon Adams, MD, Cardiologist, North Central Heart

Objective: Identify the treatment for Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs) and PVC Cardiomyopathy.


9:15 – 9:45 a.m.        What to Do With Abnormal Coronary   

                              Calcium Scores

                                      Joel Kahn, MD, FACC, FCP, FSCAI 

Objective: Describe the treatment of abnormal coronary calcium scores for patients with moderate cardiovascular risks.


9:45 – 10:00 a.m.      Discussion Panel

Joel Kahn, MD, FACC, FCP,  FSCAI and Jonathon Adams, MD


10:00 – 10:20 a.m.    Break and Vendors



10:20 – 11:05 a.m.   Screening Athletes for Risks of

                                    Sudden Cardiac Deaths

                                                Mark Link, MD, Cardiologist, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, 



Objective: Discuss the pros and cons of screening athletes for sudden cardiac deaths.


11:05 – 11:50 a.m.    TAVR

Christopher Paa, MD, FACC, Cardiologist, North Central Heart and Tommy Reynolds, MD, FACS, Cardiovascular Surgeon, North Central Heart

Objective: Describe the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure and patient criteria.

11:50 – 12:05 p.m.     Discussion Panel

   Mark Link, MD, Christopher Paa, MD, FACC,       and

   Tommy Reynolds, MD, FACS


12:05 – 1:05 p.m.        Lunch/Vendors 



1:05 – 1:35 p.m.        Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy –

Assessing Genetic Testing and Treating Long QT

Mark Link, MD, Cardiologist, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA

 Objective: Describe the diagnosis and treatment of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in athletes.


1:35 – 2:05 p.m.        Chronic Total Occlusion

Raymond Allen, MD, FACC, Cardiologist, North      Central Heart

Objective: Describe the treatment options for Chronic Total Occlusion and their indications.


2:05 – 2:15 p.m.          Discussion Panel

                                   Mark Link, MD and Raymond Allen, MD, FACC


2:15 – 2:35 p.m.          Break/Vendors




2:35 – 4:15 p.m.        Advanced Biomarker Testing, A Case

Based Application


Tara Dall, MD, FNLA, Board Certified Lipidologist, Health Diagnostic Laboratory


Objective: Examine the use of biomarkers in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.


4:15 – 4:55 p.m.        Red Blood Cell Fatty Acid Patterns and

Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

William Harris, PhD, President, OmegaQuant


Objective:  Discuss RBC levels of omega 3 and trans fatty acids in the reduction of cardiovascular disease risk.


4:55 – 5:00 p.m.        Evaluation and Wrap-up


Continuing Education for Sessions 1, 2 & 3

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

Application has been made for continuing medical education.

Avera Health is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Application has been made for continuing nursing education.

Continuing Education for Session 4

Continuing medical education credits will be available from the American Academy of Family Physicians.


North Central Heart at 605-977-5311

Schedule & Location


Date Time Location
1. Fri, November 07 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sioux Falls Convention Center

Location Details

  • Sioux Falls Convention Center
    1101 N. West Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57104

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