Advances in Left Ventricular Assist
UPMC Western Maryland Cardiology Team (Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery)
1. Recognize potential benefits of both durable and temporary left ventricular assist devices.
2. Be aware of potential advantages of minimally invasive insertion of LVADs at the time of implantation.
3. Understand how minimally invasive LVADs can be used to bridge patients to transplantation,.
Program Schedule (12-1pm)
12-12:05pm Introductions and opening remarks
12:05 - 12:50pm Presentation
David Kaczorowski, MD
Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Surgical Director of the Advanced Heart Failure Center
UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
University of Pittsburgh
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The following relevant financial relationships were disclosed:
David Kaczorowski, MD is a consultant for Medtronic; and is on the CE Speakers' Bureau for Abiomed and Medtronic.
No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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Other Healthcare Professionals
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- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 Attendance