In this publication, UPMC cardiothoracic experts provide an update on robot-assisted mitral valve and coronary surgery, lung transplantation in donors who are hepatitis-C positive, and more.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Recognize some of the benefits of utilizing robotic surgery for the complex procedure of esophagectomy
- Explain why receiving a lung transplant from an HCV+ donor is safe and should be considered to increase the likelihood of an organ transplant
- Describe the intraoperative, perioperative, and short-term benefits of LVAD implantation without a complete sternotomy
- Analyze the potential advantages of planned sequential heart operations to repair Ebstein’s anomaly and restore biventricular circulation
- Explain why completely minimally invasive coronary artery bypass and mitral valve surgery is only possible with robot-assisted surgery
- Provide justification for wet- and dry-lab simulation training when preparing for robotic CAB and MV surgery
All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity have disclosed all financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. All of the relevant financial relationships for the individuals listed below have been mitigated
- James D. Luketich, MD, FACS, Grant/Research Support: Boston University
- James D. Luketich, MD, FACS, Consultant: Medtronics, Intuitive Surgical Inc.
- James D. Luketich, MD, FACS, Speakers' Bureau: Covidien
- James D. Luketich, MD, FACS, Stockholder (publicly held): Intuitive Surgical Inc., Cigna, Smith and Nephew, United Therapeutics Core
- David Kaczorowski, MD, Speakers' Bureau: Abiomed, Medtronic
- David Kaczorowski, MD, Consultant: Abiomed, Medtronic
- David Kaczorowski, MD, Intellectual Property: Ecmotek, LLC
- Garret Coyan, MD, MS, Consultant: Neoolife Inc., Respair Inc.
- Garret Coyan, MD, MS, Stockholder (privately held): Neoolife Inc., Respair Inc.
- Inderpal S. Sarkaria, MD, MBA, FACS, Grant/Research Support: On Target Laboratories
- Inderpal S. Sarkaria, MD, MBA, FACS, Speakers' Bureau: Intuitive Surgical Inc., Cambridge Medical Robotics, Auris Medical
No other 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 with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
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 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.com and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.
Release Date: 6/29/2022 | Last Modified On: 6/29/2022 | Expires: 6/29/2023