Aortic Stenosis

Welcome to the Aortic Stenosis Topic Page! Below, you will find podcast episodes, an infographicreferencesguest contributors and so much more. Click the Topics Page button to see our other cardiovascular topics covered by the CardioNerds. 

Dr. Heather Kagan and the CardioNerds discuss a case of aortic stenosis, covering diagnosis, surveillance, imaging, management and followup. ​

Imaging and structural heart considerations for TAVR for the diagnosis and treatment of aortic stenosis are discussed by experts, cardiac imager, Dr. Sneha Vakamudi from the Cleveland Clinic and structural cardiologist, Dr. Rani Hasan from The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

CardioNerds (Amit & Dan)  join Vanderbilt University cardiology fellows (Tara HolderMajd El-Harasis, and Amar Parikh) for a Sunday morning brunch, Nashville style! They discuss an enthralling case of bicuspid aortic valve with critical aortic stenosis complicating pregnancy. Program director Dr. Julie Damp provides the E-CPR and a message for applicants. Episode notes were developed by Johns Hopkins internal medicine resident Tommy Das with mentorship from University of Maryland cardiology fellow Karan Desai


CardioNerds (Amit Goyal & Daniel Ambinder) join UT-Austin cardiology fellows (Priya KothapaliSergio MontanoTravis Benzing, and Michael Grzeskowiak) for a speedboat adventure on Lake Travis! They discuss a fascinating case of Suicide LV post-TAVRDr. Mark Pirwitz provides the E-CPR and program director Dr. Clay Cauthen provides a message for applicants. Episode notes were developed by Johns Hopkins internal medicine resident Evelyn Song with mentorship from University of Maryland cardiology fellow Karan Desai. 

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CardioNerds Aortic Stenosis
CardioNerds Aortic Stenosis, updated 1.20.21

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Imaging and TAVR for Aortic Stenosis

Sneha Vakamudi, MD 

Dr. Vakamudi is a cardiovascular imaging fellow  at the Cleveland Clinic. She earned her medical degree at UT Southwestern and completed internal medicine residency at Duke.  She went to Cleveland Clinic for general cardiology fellowship where she stayed on for advanced training in advanced imaging. During her time as a fellow, she also obtained a masters degree in clinical research at CWRU. She has an interest in multimodality cardiovascular imaging and its application in the management of structural heart disease.

Imaging and TAVR for Aortic Stenosis

Rani Khalil Hasan, MD 

Dr. Hasan is an interventional cardiologist at John’s Hopkins Hospital, assistant professor of medicine, and assistant program director of the interventional fellowship. Most recently, he was named the director of the Structural program at Suburban Hospital. He obtained his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University, completed residency at the University of Pennsylvania and came back to Hopkins to complete his cardiology fellowship. During his fellowship, he earned an MHS in the Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.