8th Annual Western New England Acute Cardiology Conference (Webinar Recordings)


The goal of this conference is to support ideal cardiovascular care for our patients and the health of our community. The field of acute cardiology is rapidly changing with new and innovative treatment protocols for a wide range of conditions.  

Provided by:

Baystate Medical Center Heart and Vascular and Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education

Target Audience

This course is designed for  cardiologists, hospitalists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, emergency medicine physicians, EMTs, paramedics, nurse practitioners, nurses, and cardiovascular technologists. 

Learning Objectives

Block 1: STEMI & COVID

  1. Evaluate different clinical perspectives and evidence-based practice in the management of STEMI patients during the COVID era.
  2. Discuss recent updates to research and evidence regarding the management of STEMI patients.

Block 2: Cardiac Arrest

  1. Critique the newest research for management of cardiac arrest patients as related to one’s scope of practice.
  2. Compare modifications of the evaluation and management of cardiac arrest patients in different clinical settings.

Block 3: Cardiogenic Shock

  1. Review the evaluation, identification and management of patients with cardiogenic shock from the perspective of one’s unique clinical role.
  2. Assess best practices of identifying cardiogenic shock treatment criteria.

Block 4: Coronary Reactivity Testing & Managing Complications

  1. Establish understanding of coronary reactivity testing.
  2. Critique the newest research for management of complications related to the acute cardiac patient.
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Webinar Recording

The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options.  Any Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.

Members of the planning committee and faculty marked by an * have no relationships with commercial  companies providing goods or services used on patients.

Karim Al-Azizi, MD, FACAI, FACC, FESC
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Texas A&M Medical School

Dr. Al-Azizi is on the speaker’s bureau and is a consultant for Edwards LifeSciences, Philips, Metronic, Boston Scientific and Shockwave.

Alina Capatina, MSN, CCRN-K, CNL*
ACS/STEMI Program Coordinator
Baystate Medical Center

Scott J. Chapman, MEd, NREMT-P, EMT-I/C*
EMT Instructor
Greenfield Community College
ALS Coordinator/Captain/Firefighter/Paramedic
Belchertown Fire Rescue

Sabeen Chaudry, MD*
Baystate Medical Center

Cheryl Crisafi, MSN, RN, CNL*
Nurse Coordinator
Heart & Vascular
Baystate Medical Center

Daniel Fisher, MD PhD*
Professor of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Medical Director, Interventional Cardiology
UMass Memorial Medical Center

Mat Goebel, MD, MAS, NRP*
Resident Physician
Baystate Medical Center

Kimberly Grady, MSN, RN*
Critical Care Nurse Educator
Baystate Medical Center

Cindy L. Grines, MD, MSCAI, FACC
Chief Scientific Officer
Northside Hospital Cardiovascular Institute, LLC
Dr. Grines is a consultant for the Abiomed and Philips Advisory Boards

Ali Haider, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Haider is a consultant for Edwards LifeSciences; is on the Speaker’s Bureau for Astra Zeneca, Janssen and Amgen; and is a stock shareholder in Shockwave Medical, Medtronic and Edwards LifeSciences.

Ravi Hira, MD
Interventional Cardiologist
Pulse Heart Institute
Dr. Hira is a consultant for Abbott Vascular and Boston Scientific and is on the speaker’s bureau for Abiomed.

Lloyd W Klein, MD*
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

Amir Lotfi, MD, FRCPC, FSCAI*
Associate Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Associate Chief, Cardiology Division
Medical Director, Inpatient Heart & Vascular
Medical Director, Regional MI Program
Baystate Medical Center

Roxana Mehran, MD, FACC, FAHA, MSCAI, FESC
Professor of Cardiology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Director in Cardiovascular Clinical Research
Cardiovascular Institute
Dr. Mehran receives institutional research grants from Abbott, Abiomed, Applied Therapeutics, Arena, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Biosensors, Boston Scientific, Bristol-Myers Squibb, CardiaWave, CellAegis, CERC, Chiesi, Concept Medical, CSL Behring, DSI, Insel Gruppe AG, Medtronic, OrbusNeich, Philips; personal fees from ACC, Cine-Med Research, WebMD, SCAI; consulting fees paid to the institution from Abbott, Abiomed, AM-Pharma, Alleviant Medical, Bayer, Beth Israel Deaconess, CardiaWave, CeloNova, Chiesi, Concept Medical, CSL Behring, DSI, Duke University, Idorsia Pharmaceuticals, Medtronic, Novartis, and Philips.

Nicholas North, BSN, RN, NRP, CCRN, CFRN, C-NPT*
Critical Care Transport RN
Baystate Medical Center

Maria O'Reilly, BSN, RN*
Clinical Coordinator
Cardiac Cath Lab
Baystate Medical Center

Tanveer Rab, MD, FACC, FSCAI*
Professor of Medicine
Emory University

Sunil V. Rao, MD
Professor of Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine
Section Chief, Cardiology
Duke University Health System
Dr. Rao receives research funding from Bayer.

Siavash Saadat, MD*
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Baystate Medical Center

Abhimanyu Saini, MD*
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cook County Health, UIC
Interventional Cardiology

Thomas Schwann, MD, MBA*
Professor of Medicine
University of Massachusetts-Baystate
Chief, Cardiac Surgery
Baystate Medical Center

Nathan Stanaway, MS, NR-Paramedic*
Senior Manager

Mobile Care, EMS, Critical Care Transport, AHA Administration
Baystate Health

Jeff Suriano, NRP*
Nationally Registered Paramedic
Field Supervisor
AMR Clinical Education Services

Linda Theriault, PAC, MS*
Baystate Medical Center

Kelly M. Wanamaker, MD, FACS*
Cardiac Surgeon
Baystate Medical Center
Demetris Yannopoulos, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical School
Medical Director, Center for Resuscitation Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical Center
Dr. Yannopoulos receives grant/research funding from NIH grants to study CPR and ECPR.









In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.







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Enrollment Note!

If you have already received credit for attending the October 13, 2021 live webinar, you will not be able to enroll in these lectures. 

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