Nigerian Cardiovascular Symposium 2020
Virtual Lecture Series

4 Weekends - August 1 - 23rd

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Interventional Cardiology and Electrophysiology play vital roles in the management of cardiovascular patients. This symposium is designed to provide attendees with an opportunity to learn basic concepts and recent advances in interventional cardiology and electrophysiology. Educational methods include didactic lectures, case reviews and group discussions.



Cardiologists, Cardiologists in training, Internists, Family Practitioners, Cardiovascular Nurses and Cardiovascular technologists will benefit from this course.




Limi Hospitals designates this activity for a maximum of 10 CPD credits.


Limi Hospitals is accredited by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria to provide Continuing Medical



At the end of the Symposium, the attendees should be able to do the following:


  • Understand the indications, procedure, and potential complications of cardiac catheterization.

  • Understand the indications, benefits and potential complications of percutaneous coronary interventions.

  • Understand the indications, benefits and potential complications of Pacemakers.

  • Understand the benefits of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators.

  • Understand the utility of Cardiac Resynchronization therapy.

  • Describe the role of interventional Cardiology and Electrophysiology in the management of Heart Failure.


Evaluation by questionnaire will address program content, presentation, possible bias and intent to change current practice.


Symposium Agenda

August 1st - 23rd | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Saturday, August 1st

Theme: Heart Failure and Valve Disease

Moderators: Dr. Tayo Addo, Professor A.B. Omotosho

Approach to New Onset Systolic Heart Failure: Diagnostic Tests and Initial Therapy | Dr. Obinnaya Emerole

Treatment of Advanced Heart Failure: Medical Therapy, Device Therapy, Transplant and Investigational Options | Professor Anekwe Onwuanyi

Diastolic Heart Failure: Diagnosis, Triggers and Treatment Considerations | Dr. Okechukwu Ogah

Aortic Valve Disease: Diagnosis and Indications for Intervention | Dr. Olufunso Odunukan

Mitral Valve Disease: Diagnosis and Indications for Intervention | Dr. Michael Sanusi

COVID-19 and the Heart | Dr. Melvin Echols

Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension | Dr. Nicole Minifield

Sunday, August 9th

Moderators: Dr. Tosin Majekodunmi, Professor Mahmoud Sani

Echocardiography Workshop | Dr. Olasimbo Chiadika

Stress Testing and Introduction to Nuclear Cardiology | Dr. Sunday Olatunde

Positron Emission Tomography | Dr. Monica B. Patel

Saturday, August 15th

Theme: General Cardiology

Moderators: Dr. Olufunso Odunukan, Professor Katibi, Professor Ansa, Professor Augustine Odili

Current Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension | Professor lbraheem Katibi

Current Guidelines for the Management of Hyperlipidemia | Professor Mahmoud Sani

Diabetes Mellitus and Heart Disease | Dr. Dike Ojji

Pericardial Disease | Dr. Oladipupo Olafiranye

Cardiomyopathies | Professor Jane Ajuluchukwu

Endocarditis | Dr. ljeoma Ekeruo, Dr. Olasimbo Chiadika

Heart Disease in Pregnancy | Professor Kamilu Karaye

Sunday, August 16th

Moderators: ljeoma Ekeruo, Prof Mohammed Talle, Professor Fidelia Bode Thomas

Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging Workshop | Dr. Danai Kitkungvan

Evaluation of Chest Pain in 2020; Stress Test or CCTA | Dr. Sunday Olatunde

Cardiovascular Computed Tomographic Angiography Workshop | Dr. Enrique Garcia-Sayan

Saturday, August 22nd

Theme: lnterventional Cardiology: Case Based Lectures

Moderators: Dr. Jacqueline Eubany, Dr. Yemi Johnson, Dr. Onye Achilihu, Professor BA
Animashaun, Prof S.I Omokhodion

Indications for Angiography and Percutaneous Coronary Interventions in patients with stable coronary disease | Dr. Tayo Addo

Percutaneous Coronary Interventions in the Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes | Dr. Olufunso Odunukan

Percutaneous Coronary Interventions for Complex Coronary Disease and lnterventional Management of Cardiogenic Shock | Dr. Oladipupo Olafiranye

Percutaneous Valve Therapies | Dr. Uzoma lbebuogu

Percutaneous Closure of Cardiac Defects | Dr. Tosin Majekodunmi

Pediatric Cardiology Update | Dr. Ngozi Agu

Peripheral Vascular Disease | Dr. Emmanuel Edafe

Sunday, August 23rd

Moderators: Dr. Obinnaya Emerole, Professor Kamar Adeleke, Dr. Bode Falase

Cardiac Catheterization Workshop | Dr. Tayo Addo, Dr. Oladipupo Olafiranye, Dr. Olufunso Odunukan, Dr. Uzoma lbebuogu

Clinical Cases from Nigeria | Dr. Onye Achilihu, Dr. Emmanuel Edafe, Dr. Nkiru Mbadiwe, Professor Kamar Adeleke

Cardiovascular Surgery Update | Dr. Jonathan Nwiloh

Sunday, August 2nd

Moderators: Dr. ljeoma Ekeruo, Professor lbraheem Katibi

Electrocardiography | Dr. ljeoma Ananaba Ekeruo

Pacemaker Interrogation Workshop | Dr. Ogundu Ngwu.

Saturday, August 8th

Theme: Electrophysiology

Moderators: Dr. Oladipupo Olafiranye, Prof Amam Mbakwem, Professor Ekanem Ekure

Introduction to Electrophysiologic Studies | Dr. Felix Sogade

Supraventricular Tachyarrhythmias and Atrial Flutter | Dr. ljeoma Ananaba Ekeruo

Contemporary Management of Atrial FibriIlation | Dr. Ogundu Ngwu

Bradyarrhythmias and Pacemaker Indications | Dr. Jacqueline Eubany

Evaluation and Management of Syncope | Dr. Joseph Poku

Ventricular Tachycardia | Dr. Olu Ajijola

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators | Dr. Henrv Okafor



Dr. Onye Achilihu

Interventional Cardiologist
Division of Cardiology Abia State
University Teaching Hospital, Aba

Abia State, Nigeria

Dr. Tayo Addo

Interventional Cardiology
Fellowship Program Director
University of Texas, South Western

Center Dallas, Texas, USA

Prof. Kamar Adeleke

Interventional Cardiologist
Chief of Cardiology
Babcock University Teaching
Hospital, Ilisan Remo

Ogun State, Nigeria

Dr. Ngozi Agu

Pediatric Cardiologist
South Texas Pediatric
Cardiology, McAllen

Texas, USA

Dr. Olujimi Ajijola

Clinical Cardiac
Electrophysiologist, Ronald
Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Los Angeles, California, USA

Prof. Jane Ajuluchukwu

Professor of Medicine and
Consultant Cardiologist
Lagos University Teaching Hospital

Lagos, Nigeria

Dr. Olasimbo Chiadika

Associate Professor
Division of Cardiovascular
Medicine University of Texas
Health Science Center at Houston

Houston, Texas, USA

Dr. Melvin Echols

Cardiology Fellowship
Program Director
Morehouse School of Medicine

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Dr. Emmanuel Edafe

Interventional Cardiologist
Bayelsa Specialist Hospital

Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

Dr. Ijeoma Ananaba Ekeruo

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist
University of Texas
Health Sciences Center at Houston

Houston, Texas, USA

Dr. Obinnaya Emerole

Chairman, Division of Cardiology
Medical Center, Navicent Health

Macon, Georgia, USA

Jacqueline Eubany, MD

Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Cardiology Consultants of Orange County

Orange County, California, USA

Dr. Bode Falase

Consultant Cardiothoracic
Surgeon, Lagos State University Hospital

Lagos, Nigeria

Dr. Enrique Garcia-Sayan

Assistant Professor
Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Texas
Health Sciences Center at Houston

Houston, Texas, USA

Prof. Kamilu Karaye

Professor of Medicine and Consultant Cardiologist
Aminu Kano University Teaching Hospital Kano

Kano State, Nigeria

Prof. Ibraheem Katibi

Professor of Medicine and
Consultant Cardiologist
Dean, Faculty of Clinical Services
College of Medicine, University of Ilorin

Ilorin, Kwara State Nigeria

Dr. Danai Kitkungvan

Assistant Professor
Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Texas
Health Sciences Center at Houston

Houston, Texas, USA

Dr. Uzoma Ibebuogu

Interventional Cardiologist
University of Tennessee Physician/
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Memphis, Tennessee, USA

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Dr. Tosin Majekodunmi

Interventional Cardiologist
Medical Director
Euracare Multispecialty Clinic

Lagos, Nigeria

Dr. Nkeiruka Mbadiwe

Consultant Cardiologist
University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu

Enugu State Nigeria

Dr. Nicole Minniefield

Assistant Professor
Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas, Texas, USA

Dr. Ogundu Ngwu

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist
Kaiser Permanante Gaithersburg

Maryland, USA

Dr. Jonathan Nwiloh

Consultant Cardiothoracic
Surgeon, Medical Director Dr Nwiloh Heart Center
St. Joseph’s Hospital Adazi Nnukwu

Anambra State, Nigeria

Dr. Olufunso Odunukan

Interventional Cardiologist
Cardiovascular Group of Duluth

Duluth, Geogia, USA

Dr. Okechukwu Ogah

Consultant Cardiologist
University College Hospital

Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

Dr. Dike Ojji

Consultant Cardiologist
University of Abuja Teaching
Hospital, Abuja

Federal Capital Territory Nigeria

Dr. Henry Okafor

Assistant Professor and
Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine
Meharry Medicine College;
Director Vanderbit Meharry
Cardiology Program

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Dr. Oladipupo Olafiranye

Interventional Cardiologist
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Dr. Sunday Olatunde

Consultant Cardiologist
Adena Health System

Jackson, Ohio, USA

Prof. Anekwe Onwuanyi

Chief of Cardiology
Morehouse University School of Medicine

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Dr. Monica Patel

McGovern Medical School
University of Texas
Health Sciences Center, Houston

Houston, Texas, USA

Dr. Joseph Poku

Clinical Cardiac
Electrophysiologist, Georgia
Arrhythmia Consultant/
Medical Center, Navicent Health

Macon, Georgia, USA

Prof. Mahmoud Sani

Professor of Medicine and
Consultant Cardiologist
Dean, Faculty of Clinical
Sciences Bayero University/
Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital

Kano State, Nigeria

Dr. Michael Sanusi

Consultant Cardiothoracic
Surgeon, Babcock University
Teaching Hospital
Ilishan Remo

Ogun State, Nigeria

Dr. Felix Sogade

Chief of Electrophysiology
Medical Center, Navicent Health

Macon, Georgia, USA

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