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CVTeam Journal Club

Thank you for your interest. Please note that the January event is full.

Join the CVTeam each month as we hear from one of our own CVTeam leaders about a study that will help you in the evaluation and care of patients. After a review of the article we will use the Zoom breakouts to form small groups so we can have the valuable back and forth discussion that translates science into action in clinic. See the articles below that will be discussed. Although there is no charge for this event for members, we do ask that you register for each session you are able to attend so we can send you the Zoom link 24 hours prior to the meeting and properly add you to a discussion group. Please note: an application has been submitted for CEUs for each session and you must register for each session separately per CEU rules.

Initial Use of Ambrisentan Plus Tadalafil in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension                   

Date: January 20

Time: 7:00-8:00pm


Jennifer Fox, CRNP

Heart Failure/Pulmonary Hypertension Nurse Practitioner 

Lankenau Hospital


Beverages & Pairings for january


Albariño is a white grape varietal grown in Northern Spain and Northwest Portugal - known for its crisp and fresh taste - is perfect for the new year as we are all searching for a fresh start. For more information about the grape click hereSuggested cheese pairing: manchego or feta.  Are you doing take-out for the Journal Club?  An Albariño is perfect for a spicy Thai or complex Chinese dish.


Some of the most famous pinot noir in the US comes from the Willamette Valley in Oregon.   A pinot is light to medium bodied and can include tastes of cherry and raspberry, mushroom and if aged in oak, vanilla.  Suggested cheese pairing: brie/camembert or a goat cheese will go well - add a pear too!


We suggest whipping up this great Food & Wine mocktail  with hints of cucumber and dill -will remind you of summer! Suggested pairing: cheese straws, assorted nuts and sesame sticks.

Long-term Fate of Dilated Ascending Aorta After Aortic Valve Replacement for Bicuspid Versus Tricuspid Aortic Valve Disease

Date: February 17

Time: 7:00-8:00pm


Sarah Bowman, CRNP, AACC

Penn State Health


Association of Optimal Implementation of Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitor Therapy with Outcome for Patient with Heart Failure

Date: March 17

Time: 7:00-8:00pm


Karen Tarolli, CRNP

University of Pittsburgh Physicians

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System


Secondary Mitral Regurgitation

Date: April 21

Time: 7:00-8:00pm


Ashley Heatley, CRNP

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


Cardiovascular and Renal Outcomes with Empagliflozin in Heart Failure

Date: May 19

Time: 7:00-8:00pm


Courtney Montepara, PharmD

Duquesne University


Evaluation of Mavacamten in Symptomatic Patients with Nonobstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Date: June 16

Time: 7:00-8:00pm


Amy Brownell, CRNP

UPMC Heart & Vascular Institute


Wine, Cheese and Heart Disease

In the before times, there were several Journal Clubs around the Commonwealth that met in restaurants for dinner and discussion several time a year. Gathering for information and camaraderie were equally important because there is nothing like relaxing with colleagues to get into debates and real world examples.

To add a bit of levity to this club we will be suggesting some beverage pairings; will you join the call with the suggested wine and cheese? or maybe you will have a sparkly non-alcoholic beverage with a take-out meal! We will make the suggestions and you can show off in your small group.

Making this a place for discussion and getting to know each other over zoom via food and tasting might just make this slightly reminiscent of how we used to operate.

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