Minimally Invasive Approaches to Support the Failing Left Ventricle

In this presentation, David Kaczorowski, MD, discusses the advantages of minimally invasive insertion of mechanical circulatory support devices for patients with left ventricle failure.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the potential benefits of both durable and temporary left ventricular assist devices
  • Identify potential advantages of minimally invasive insertion of LVADs at the time of implantation
  • Recall how minimally invasive LVADs can be used to bridge patients to transplantation

Disclosures:

Dr. Kaczorowski has financial interests with the following entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Consultant: Medtronic
  • CE Speakers' Bureau: Abiomed, Medtronic

All presenters' disclosures of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients is listed above. 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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In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Release Date: 11/18/2021 | Last Modified On: 11/18/2021 | Expires: 11/18/2022