Henry D. Tazelaar, M.D. and Marie-Christine Aubry, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Many diseases affect both the heart and lungs, some in unique ways, and others in ways that are not as specific and require clinical correlation for accurate diagnosis.
This course will utilize seven cases which will form the basis of the discussions. Systemic and inherited diseases in which both heart and lung are involved, and diseases in which either organ are involved will be covered. Diagnostic criteria for specific diseases as well as criteria for specific manifestations in each organ will be discussed. Pathologic features useful for differential diagnosis will be highlighted when appropriate. Recognition of the specific features of these diseases may be critical to proper patient management. The course will be appropriate for residents, fellows, and those in academic and community practice.
A limited number of sets of glass slides will be available for advance mailing. All registrants will receive a set of transparencies after the meeting. A detailed syllabus will be available at the course.