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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:

  • Understand the clinical gap in advanced heart failure
  • Gain insights on the benefits of a multidisciplinary heart failure team
  • Identify the vital role of community clinicians in patient access to left ventricular assist device therapy
  • Recognize the elements to increase patient access to advanced heart failure therapy
  • Apply best practices for explaining treatment options to patients and caregivers
  • Learn how the Abbott Heart Failure Portfolio can be incorporated into the management of heart failure patients

Howard Eisen, MD

Medical Director

Mechanical Circulatory Support, Cardiac Transplant and Advanced Heart Failure Program

Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute

Hershey, PA


Melana Yuzefpolskaya, MD

Associate Medical Director

Cardiac Assist Device Program

New York Presbyterian Hospital

New York, NY


John Rickard, MD, MPH

Director, CRT-HF Clinic


Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH


Garrick Stewart, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Boston, MA

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: Retired
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
Contains (2)
Advanced HF: The Clock is Ticking - MP4
Advanced HF: PDF
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