Medical Grand Rounds - Understanding Ventricular Assist Devices: VAD Management for Cardiologists

Friday, May 28, 2021 | 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Microsoft Teams

Presenter: Val Rakita, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support, and Transplant Cardiology; Director, CardioMEMS Program, Temple University Hospital Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Review the history of durable ventricular assist devices.
  2. Describe the evolving technology of ventricular assist devices (VADs).
  3. Explain VAD physiology and basic troubleshooting.

Date:  Friday, May 28, 2021
Time:  12 p.m.
Location: Microsoft Teams - E-mail to be included

This program is intended for: Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Fellows, Residents, Medical and Nursing Students, and other Ancillary Healthcare Professionals.

Accreditation Statement
“The Guthrie Clinic is accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

Designation Statement
“The Guthrie Clinic designates this live activity for a maximum of (1.0) AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.”

Disclosure/Conflict of Interest Statement
“Faculty and all others who have the ability to control  the content of continuing medical education activities sponsored by The Guthrie Clinic are expected to disclose to the audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s).” The presenter and all other persons planning the content of this program have indicated they DO NOT have any significant commercial interests that may bias the presentation.