01.11.2018 bis 03.11.2018

3rd EACTS European Mechanical Circulatory Support Summit

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Summit Format
Interactive lectures, live-in-a-box cases and keynote presentations

Target Audience
Cardiologists, heart failure cardiologists, emergency and ICU specialists (ECLS), cardiac surgeons, perfusionists, heart failure nurses and ventricular assist device (VAD) coordinators, medical industry (cardiac devices including ECMO development and production). Paediatric cardiologists and congenital heart disease surgeon.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about how to find the right treatment for the right patient at the right time
  • Use of temporary MCS systems in emergency situations and in the ICU
  • Learning of recommendations for VAD use from major societies and from recently published guidelines
  • New surgical techniques for VAD implantation, as well as unusual solutions of complex surgical problems in VAD patients
  • How to avoid long-term complications during VAD treatment
  • Learn about shared care and the role of social media for VAD patients and caregivers
  • Learn about myocardial recovery in children and adults
  • Review and learn about the latest developments and perspectives in the VAD field

3. November,  9:15-10:45 Session 2: Intelligent pumping and smart materials
Symphony fantastique (Berlios)
Chairs: G Gerosa, Padua; U Jorde, New York 

  1. The importance of smart pumps - N Uriel, Chicago
  2. Integration of microelectromechanical systems pressure sensor into ventricular assist device Systems - K Bourque, Burlington 
  3. Integration of advanced pacemaker technology into ventricular assist device systems - M Hess, Minneapolis
  4. The importance of smart surface - E Mazza, Zürich
  5. Telemonitoring F Köhler, Berlin

Panel discussion: K Bourque, G Gerosa, M Hess, U Jorde, F Köhler, E Mazza, N Uriel



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