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Advanced Heart Failure: The Clock is Ticking, When is the Right Time for Mechanical Circulatory Support?
General Series Information

This webinar will discuss the role of clinicians in managing patients along the heart failure continuum. Our expert panel will review key indicators in assessing the progression of heart failure and assisting with the decision-making of when mechanical circulatory support should be considered.

Intended Audience

Healthcare professionals who manage the care of heart failure patients.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify current best practices for MCS education
  • Address the clinical gap in advanced heart failure
  • Recognize the elements for LVAD programmatic access
  • List the benefits of a collaborative, cross functional heart failure team
  • Optimize current heart failure management strategy
  • Discuss the use of PA pressure thresholds to ensure efficient remote patient monitoring

Advanced Heart Failure – The Clock is Ticking. When is the Right Time for Mechanical Circulatory Support?


Howard Eisen, M.D.

Medical Director Mechanical Circulatory Support,

Cardiac Transplant and Advanced Heart Failure Program,

Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute Hershey, PA


Melana Yuzefpolskaya, M.D.

Associate Medical Director, Cardiac Assist Device Program,

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital New York, NY


John Rickard, M.D., M.P.H.

Director, CRT-HF Clinic Electrophysiologist,

Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH

Speaker Disclosures

All speakers involved in any of this OnDemand content:

  • Abbott:  Honoraria 

The content in this webinar represents the beliefs of the speakers and do not necessarily represent the views of Abbott or HFSA.


These activities "Advanced Heart Failure – The Clock is Ticking. When is the Right Time for Mechanical Circulatory Support?" and "Remote Management: Maintaining High Quality Heart Failure Care in a New Virtual World" are not sponsored or endorsed by the HFSA.


The webinar is not offered in the HFSA-accredited continuing education catalog; therefore, it is ineligible for continuing education units. No committee members or representatives of the HFSA have been involved in the planning of this activity.

Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered: No Credit Offered
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