Options for Advanced Heart Failure: Transplantation, Total Artificial Hearts and Mechanical Circulatory Support
This activity consists of recorded presentations from the "Essentials of Oncology, Solid Organ and Blood/Marrow Transplant Management for the Health Care Team" held in Scottsdale, AZ on April 16-17, 2018.
Heart transplantation is the only curative therapy for chronic heart failure. However, the shortage of appropriate donor organs and the expanding pool of patients waiting for heart transplantation have led to growing interest in alternative strategies, including left-ventricular-assist-device (LVAD) therapy and total artificial hearts (TAHs). This activity will describe the clinical use and long-term outcome of LVADs and discuss the challenges with assist devices as alternatives to transplantation. The use of the TAH as a bridge to transplant will also be reviewed.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Define the current applications for ventricular-assist devices and TAHs.
- Explore management strategies to reduce morbidity and mortality in heart-failure patients supported with LVADs.
- Discuss the challenges with assist devices as alternatives to transplantation and the TAH as a bridge to transplant.
Jaime D. Moriguchi, MD
Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
Los Angeles, CA
Sarah Chart, RN
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Dixon B. Kaufman, MD, PhD, FACS
Tina Rydland, PharmD
V. Silverstein, MD
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Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-0000-18-139-H01-P/T
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians and other health care professionals (HCPs) who have an interest in heart failure.
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacists
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
- 1.00 AMA - Physicians
- 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
- 1.00 CCMC - General - Case Managers