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Program Directors

Steven R. Bailey, MD, MSCAI, FACC, FACP

Chief, Division of Cardiology
Professor of Medicine and Radiology
Janey Briscoe Distinguished Chair
UT Health San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas

S. Hinan Ahmed, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Associate Professor
Clinical and Interventional Fellowship
Associate Program Director
UT Health San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas

Program Co-Directors

Robert J. Chilton, DO, FACC

Professor of Medicine
UT Health San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas

Program Overview

The 2017 Cardiology Fiesta Symposium will employ focused discussions and debates in an interactive format focused on improving patient care. Case-based presentations will enhance and illustrate state-of-the-art evidence and best clinical practice. Evidence based and clinically focused presentations representing real world case scenarios will illustrate best practices.  We will provide updates on rapidly evolving technology and techniques, with presentations from our world renowned faculty, helping the attendee understand their role in providing care in the future.

Topical reviews will provide up-to-date information regarding best outcomes.  Using case-based examples and interactive audience response systems, the attendee will be incorporated into the decision making process for specific disease states. This will allow the participant to weigh risk versus benefits of therapeutic choices. Taped cases will provide content focused presentations of how procedures are performed along with the risks to benefit analysis. Clinical scenarios will be presented demonstrating patient focused benefits for the clinician to use in making clinical care choices.

Target Audience

The 2017 Cardiology Fiesta Symposium has been designed to meet the educational needs of:

  • Interventional Cardiologists who wish to learn about new emerging interventional techniques
  • Non Invasive Cardiologists and Physicians who manage patients with complex cardiovascular conditions
  • Physicians, including OB-GYN, who focus on care for women with heart disease
  • Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Intensive Care Nurses and Catheterization Laboratory Personnel who wish to learn more about patient evaluation and care
  • General Practice Physicians who wish to improve their care of patients with cardiovascular disease


Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review the new appropriate use guidelines and emerging concepts in treating pregnant women who have palpitations or need anticoagulation
  • Evaluate the emerging information regarding the human genotype and cardiovascular disease
  • Contrast and compare emerging non statin treatment strategies for reducing atherosclerosis
  • Review optimal treatment strategies for congestive heart failure
  • Identify interventional techniques for treatment of atrial fibrillation and decreasing the risk of systemic embolization including medication and devices
  • Integrate the roles of transcatheter and surgical therapies in patients with complex valvular heart disease
  • Recognize the strategies for treating STEMI including improving return of spontaneous circulation
  • Describe treatment strategies for the management of Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Understand the current indications and outcomes of Endovascular Therapies of thoracic and abdominal aorta disease
  • Review the emerging indications for treating pulmonary hypertension