ASNC: Cardiac Amyloid Virtual Symposium
The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology is hosting a series of virtual symposiums to address the knowledge, competence and performance gaps in disease epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatments for ATTR-CM.
Speakers include Sarah Cuddy, MD, BCh, Frederick Ruberg, MD, Sharmila Dorbala, MD, MPH, Rodney Falk, MD and more.
The Cardiac Amyloidosis: On the Road programs will:
- Address the knowledge, competence and performance gaps in disease epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatments for ATTR-CM.
- Improve diagnosis across all patient populations, timely referral to amyloid experts, and knowledge of treatment options with the goal of improving outcomes of patients with ATTR-CM.
- Enhance the understanding of the overlap of cardiac amyloidosis with other conditions leading to a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis.
- Focus on the diagnostic algorithm, including the appropriate use of Tc-99m PYP, and the importance of image interpretation alongside other clinical findings.
- Discuss the central role of Tc-99m PYP imaging and the protocols for acquisition, processing and interpretation to ensure understanding of the procedure and the data it provides.
Participants of these programs will be able to:
- Describe amyloidosis, including specific types, cardiac features and disease burden.
- Identify barriers to identification and diagnosis of patients suspected of ATTR.
- Recognize patients at risk for hereditary ATTR (hATTR) and wild-type ATTR (wtATTR).
- Summarize the diagnostic evaluation for cardiac amyloidosis including the differential diagnosis.
- Provide details of Tc-99m PYP including imaging protocol, semi-quantitative and quantitative scoring, interpretation including identifying false positive and false negative studies, and components of an appropriate report.
- Demonstrate understanding of current treatments for patients with ATTR-CM.
Fee: Free for members, $75 for non-members
Credits: Earn 3.0* AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
*Credits subject to change