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Destination Therapy in 2012: Which patients and when?
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Thursday, August 30, 2012
Jeffrey Teuteberg, MD
Medical Director, UPMC Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
In 1990, UPMC became the first medical center to discharge a patient on a ventricular assist device (VAD). More than two decades later, VAD implantation has given renewed life to critically ill patients with acute congestive heart failure or cardiogenic shock. Dr. Jeffrey Teuteberg will give an overview of the Artificial Heart Program at UPMC, and discuss the future of destination therapy as a permanent option for patients with heart disease.
UPMC offers this free online CME course that will enable you to have a better understanding of what a VAD does; identify the latest technologies; understand the candidate population suitable for a VAD, and understand the joint management and outcomes of these patients.
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.™
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Improve awareness of the outcomes with mechanical support as Destination Therapy
- Increase knowledge of when patients are becoming sick enough to merit an evaluation for mechanical support
- Improve patient outcomes by optimizing the timing of implant
Dr. Teuteberg has financial interest with the following proprietary entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:
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