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Atrial Fibrillation and the Role of the Watchman Procedure

January 13

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2021 01 13 Jan Grand Rounds Watchman Presentation

Atrial Fibrillation and the Role of the Watchman Procedure

Presented by: Mayank Mittal, MD and Gurudutt Kulkarni, MD

Learning Objectives:

• Review contemporary management of atrial fibrillation
• Discuss stroke prevention strategies – pharmacological and nonpharmacological
• Identify who will benefit from left atrial appendage closure

Dr. Kulkarni received his medical degree from Jawaharal Nehru Medical College and completed his internship and residency at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his cardiology fellowship and clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.

Dr. Kulkarni is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology.

Dr. Mittal received his medical degree from Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India. He completed his internship at Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India and postgraduate training in the United Kingdom. He also completed clinical simulation and medical education fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He then went to University of Missouri, Columbia for cardiovascular research fellowship, internal medicine residency and cardiovascular fellowship. He completed his interventional cardiology fellowship at Borgess Heart Institute, Kalamazoo with the Michigan State University. Dr. Mittal is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography. He is board eligible for Interventional cardiology. Dr. Mittal’s clinical interests include management of coronary and peripheral arterial disease including complex high risk interventions, management of resistant hypertension including renal artery stenting, adult structural heart disease such as atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale closure, and valvular heart disease such as aortic stenosis including TAVR. He is dedicated to providing state of the art, evidence based cost effective care for cardiovascular disease to his patients. Dr. Mittal has widely published and presented his research in medical education and cardiovascular field. He has received several awards and grants for his research, especially for developing a new drug eluting stent. His research profile can be checked at… He is passionate about patient centered care, medical education and clinical research. Dr. Mittal serves on editorial boards of scientific journals. He is a Fellow of American College of Cardiology and American College of Physicians. When he is not at work, he enjoys traveling, running and spending time with his family.

Accreditation Statement: The Beacon Health System is accredited by the Indiana State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: Beacon Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure: Physician(s) and all planners associated with this activity do not have any potential conflict of interest.

Disclosure Statement: As a CME provider accredited by the Indiana State Medical Association, Beacon Health System must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all sponsored educational programs. All faculty participating in these programs must complete a disclosure statement indicating any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the continuing education program. This pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufactures, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic.

Commercial Support: No commercial support was used in planning or implementation of the CME activity.

On Demand Details: Recordings are available for credit until 1/13/2022

Questions may be directed to Jenai White at 574.647.7691 or


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