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Thursday Feb. 10, 2022
Broward Health to Host Fourth Annual Cardiovascular Symposium

Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Broward Health will host its fourth annual cardiovascular symposium on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. This virtual conference will provide physicians and other healthcare professionals with the latest information on cardiac practices and procedures.

This year’s symposium is chaired by Broward Health physicians Kenneth Herskowitz, M.D., medical director of the cardiovascular program, and Ahmed Osman, M.D., medical director of the cardiac electrophysiology lab. The conference will also offer nine engaging presentations.

“We are excited to sponsor Broward Health’s fourth annual cardiovascular symposium and bring together leading experts in various areas of cardiovascular disease,” said Dr. Herskowitz. “This is an opportunity for healthcare providers to further their knowledge and get a front row seat to the latest in cardiac care and hear directly from physicians in the field and those in the classroom.”

Attendees will learn about clinical advancements, treatments and research in cardiovascular disease and surgery from national experts from Broward Health, Johns Hopkins University, Mayo Clinic, Piedmont Heart Institute and University of Michigan.

“We strive to select diverse and clinically relevant topics to present to our local and international audience and we are looking forward to an exciting program this year,” Dr. Osman said.

The featured presentations are:

  • Robert Bartlett, M.D., University of Michigan, on “ECMO: Past, Present and Future”

  • Tiffany S. Di Pietro, D.O., Broward Health, on “Heart Disease form a 22nd Century Perspective: Can We Predict the Future Now?”

  • Joseph Habib, M.D., Broward Health, on “Management of Extracranial Carotid Disease”

  • Andre Landau, M.D., Broward Health, on “Coronary Physiology”

  • Ahmed Osman, M.D., Broward Health, on “Novel Cardiac and Extracardiac Pacing Technologies”

  • Vsevolod Polotsky, M.D., PhD, Johns Hopkins University, on “Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease”

  • Luis Scott, M.D., Mayo Clinic. on “Genetic Sudden Death Syndromes”

  • Vinod H. Thourani, M.D., Piedmont Heart Institute, on “New Treatment Algorithms in the Management of Mitral and Tricuspid Valvular Disease”

  • Kenneth Zelnick, M.D., on “Cardiac Rehab”

The virtual symposium costs $35 and is designed for primary care practitioners, cardiologists, thoracic and vascular surgeons, residents, medical students, nurses, social workers and allied health practitioners. Interested caregivers can register at

For more information, contact Bryce Petrillo at 954-355-4864 or [email protected].

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