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Destination Therapy in 2012: Which patients and when?
Dr. Jeffrey John Teuteberg explains continuous flow pumps used in destination therapy and the changes that they have made in the lives of patients.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss current outcomes with mechanical support as Destination Therapy
- Increase ability to manage and refer patients who become sick enough to merit an evaluation for mechanical support
- Improve patient outcomes by optimizing the timing of implant
- Literature: Slaughter et al. N Engl J Med 2009;361:2241-51. Levy et al. Circulation 2006;113:1424-1433.
- Patient care data, statistics, QI: Kirklin et al. J Heart Lung Transplant;2011;30:115-23Schaffer et al. Ann Thorac Surg 2009;88:1889-96. Stewart and Stephenson. Circulation 2011;123:1559-1568.
Dr. Teuteberg has financial interest with the following proprietary entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:
- CE Speakers' Bureau: Network for continuing education
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 0.5 contact hour.
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Release Date: 9/6/2012 | Last Modified On: 9/6/2012 | Expires: 9/5/2013