Heart Summit

Heart Summit will not take place in 2022.


Arkansas Heart Hospital is excited to celebrate the 21st year of our annual Heart Summit, the premier medical education event in the region. This year, we will host a one-day all virtual experience LIVE from Encore Medical Center. Arkansas Heart Hospital has an obligation to educate and celebrate the new techniques and technologies that are evolving in cardiology. Heart Summit seeks to fulfill the educational needs of healthcare practitioners who manage patients with heart disease and peripheral vascular disease.

Our goals are:

To address identified clinical challenges.

To update practitioners on the latest advances and best practices in cardiac care.

To assist practitioners in developing strategies to apply this knowledge to the diagnosis, treatment, and/or referral of patients with peripheral vascular disease.

From didactic sessions to reviews of live cases, Heart Summit promises to provide a state of the art experience for its participants. We hope you will join us as Arkansas’ leading healthcare experts present an agenda of timely topics, now more relevant than ever. Invited participants will be family practitioners, internists, cardiologists, and other physicians, nurses or other licensed healthcare professionals involved in the care and management of cardiovascular patients or with an interest in the latest advances in medicine.

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Heart Summit 2021 Agenda

FEATURE CASE: Aneurysm Repair

Michael Nolen, MD – Cardiovascular Surgery
Scott Ryan, MD – Vascular Surgery

FEATURE CASE: Bariatric Sleeve

Samuel Bledsoe, MD, FACS, FASMBS – Bariatric Surgery
Oscar Talledo, MD – Bariatric Surgery

FEATURE CASE: Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

CD Williams, MD – Cardiovascular Surgery
James Hardin, MD – Cardiovascular Surgery

FEATURE CASE: Percutaneous Bypass – Peripheral Vascular Blockage

Vasili Lendel, MD, FACC – Interventional Cardiology

FEATURE CASE: Ventricular Assist Device

Daniel Sherbet, MD – Interventional Cardiology

FEATURE CASE: Trans Aortic Valve Replacement

William Rollefson, MD – Interventional Cardiology

Covid & the Heart

Peyton Card, MD – Internal Medicine

The Role of Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment For Neuro-Cognitive Deficits

Gary McCallum, MD – Wound Care/Emergency Medicine

Advances in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for Vascular Disease With No Contrast

Rogerich Paylor, MD – Diagnostic Neuroradiology / RAPA

Application of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in the Cardiac Patient

Andre Paixao, MD – Interventional Cardiology

Pulse Field Ablation

Michael Loguidice, MD – Electrophysiology Cardiology

SGLT2 Inhibitors: A New Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

Quynh Wang, APRN

Endocarditis Related to IV Drug Use

Mark Hardin, MD – Cardiovascular Surgery

Alphabet Soup – Anti-Coagulation After Stent Placement

Krysten Pilkington, APRN, MNSC, ACNP-BC

Direct Primary Care Model

Cassie Gonzalez, APRN

Syncope: Grey-Outs/Black Outs – How Do We Work Up?

Abigail Connerly, APRN

Virology and Vaccines

Amanda Novack, MD -Infectious Diseases

Women & Heart Disease
Pink Meets Red: What is No. 1 Threat to Women

Sarah McKenzie, MD – Primary Care Physician

Featured Case: PE Thrombectomy/Deep Vein Thrombosis: New Treatment Options

Vijay Raja, MD -Interventional Cardiology

Featured Case: Carotid Artery Revascularization

Scott Ryan, MD – Vascular Surgeon

Featured Case: EP/ENDO Ablation for Treatment of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

Kristofer Freeland, MD – Cardiovascular Surgeon



Friday Afternoon Sessions | 12 PM – 5:30 PM

Friday Evening Sessions | 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM

Saturday Morning Sessions | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Saturday Afternoon Sessions | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM