Durable mechanical circulatory support improves outcome and quality of life of patients with advanced heart failure. The surgical implantation approach may positively impact the outcome. The optimal surgical approach (median sternotomy vs less invasive approach) remains controversial. This webinar provides in-depth knowledge of the possible advantages of each approach.
Moderator: Diyar Saeed
Welcome and Introductions
Diyar Saeed, MD, PhD, Leipzig Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
CASE PRESENTATION: My Patient is Very Sick – Can the Surgical Approach Change My Gut Feeling?
Julia Riebandt, MD, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria This case presentation will describe a sick VAD candidate with previous cardiac surgeries.
DEBATE: Minimal Invasive VAD Implantation is the Way to Go (PRO)
Igor Gosev, MD, PhD, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA This speaker will argue that minimal invasive approach is better than sternotomy approach.
DEBATE: Minimal Invasive VAD Implantation is the Way to Go (CON)
Stephan Schueler, MD, PhD, FRCS, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom This speaker will argue that median sternotomy approach is better than minimal invasive approach.
LIVE PANEL DISCUSSION
Diyar Saeed, Germany
Julia Riebandt, Austria
Igor Gosev, USA
Stephan Schueler, UK
Nir Uriel, USA
Kathleen Simpson, USA
Nandor Marczin, UK
Desiree Robson, Australia
Greg Schultz, ISHLT CEO
Leipzig Heart Center