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CVTeam Journal Club

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.

Evaluation of Mavacamten in Symptomatic Patients with Nonobstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Date: June 16

Time: 7:00-8:00pm

Moderator: Amy Brownell, CRNP

UPMC Heart & Vascular Institute


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June Pairings

Summer has officially kicked off in Pennsylvania…so we are breaking out the prosecco! Prosecco you say? Italian sparking wine that tends to be sweeter than champagne or other sparking wines. Why are we choosing a slightly sweeter sparkling? Because this summer will be much sweeter than last year! If you are eating dinner with us on Zoom we suggest anything Asian - especially if your dish has a sweet and savory component. If you are bringing out the appetizers - you might try sushi and see how you like that - or if you are going for the classics try Parma ham and mini quiche.

For our mocktail we suggest the Very Hopeful Mimosa (because we are very hopeful this summer is going to be so much better than last). This mocktail pairs well with salads with nuts such as walnuts and hazelnuts. For those bringing an app - try a mild cheddar or something with cream cheese.

Past Events


January 20

Moderator: Jennifer Fox, CRNP

Heart Failure/Pulmonary Hypertension Nurse Practitioner 

Lankenau Hospital


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

February 17

Moderator: 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

March 17

Moderator: Karen Tarolli, CRNP

University of Pittsburgh Physicians

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System


Secondary Mitral Regurgitation

April 21

Moderator: Ashley Heatley, CRNP

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


Angiotensin–Neprilysin Inhibition in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction

May 19

Moderator : Courtney Montepara, PharmD

Duquesne University


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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