This webinar will focus on the management of advanced pulmonary hypertension in patients who are candidates for transplantation. How to safely bring these high risk patients at bay is a daily challenge for multidisciplinary teams. Leading experts in the field will share their thoughts and participate in a lively discussion with the ISHLT community.
Moderator(s): Erika Berman Rosenzweig, MD and Jean-Luc Vachiery, MD, FECS
Welcome and Introductions Moderator
I Want to Break Free: Referring Your PAH Patients for Evaluation John Granton, MD, University of Toronto, Canada
Should I send this PAH patient for transplant evaluation? The speaker will present the key points to consider when time has come to refer a patient for transplantation, and discuss the remaining indications (advantages/disadvantages) for heart-lung transplantation.
Don’t Stop Me Now: Medical Bridge to Transplantation Karen M. Olsson, MD, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
OK, now the patient is on the waiting list. The clock is ticking and the patient is slowly deteriorating. What are the medical options to bring the patient safely to the OR? This and the pre-op management of severe PH will be discussed by the speaker.
The Show Must Go On: Mechanical Bridge to Transplantation Matthew Bacchetta, MD, MBA, MA, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
Hmmm…medical therapy is not enough. What are the mechanical options? Should they be considered early? The speaker will present the non-medical possibilities and discuss when they should be considered in the management strategy for bridge to transplantation.