UAB MedCast

Inspiris Valve

James Davies, Jr., MD - Speaker Bio
James Davies, Jr., MD has an active clinical practice with a specific interest in cardiac valvular disease. He serves as director of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and holds the John W. Kirklin Endowed Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

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Release Date: January 8, 2019
Reissue Date: January 24, 2022
Expiration Date: January 23, 2025

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Ronan O’Beirne, EdD, MBA
Director, UAB Continuing Medical Education

Katelyn Hiden
Physician Marketing Manager, UAB Health System

The planners have no commercial affiliations to disclose.

James E. Davies, Jr., MD
Division Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery; John W. Kirklin Chair of Cardiovascular Surgery

Dr. Davies has the following financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Consultant – Edwards Lifesciences

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated. Dr. Davies does not intend to discuss the off-label use of a product. No other speakers, planners or content reviewers (Ronan O'Beirne, EdD and Katelyn Hiden), have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

There is no commercial support for this activity.
  • Topic Info:James Davies Jr., MD, director of the UAB Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, is the first surgeon in the Southeast to implant the new Edwards Inspiris heart valve.

    He joins the podcast to discuss how since it was developed for patients with aortic valve disease, the Inspiris valve is made of specially treated bovine tissue that may help it last longer and has an expandable frame to allow future valve-in-valve procedures.