Mechanical Circulatory Support Systems

29th to 31st October 2018, Berlin, Germany.


Mechanical circulatory support (MCS) was introduced in the 20th century and was initially regarded as a “heroic” attempt to save patients’ lives. In the 21st century, however, it has evolved into a standard treatment for acute and chronic heart failure. The number of patients with long-term MCS and the duration of ventricular assist device (VAD) support have both doubled in the past 5 years. This situation requires new approaches in device selection and postoperative management.

Our 3-day workshop presents the complexities of treating patients with end-stage heart failure in accordance with modern guidelines. Participants will be familiarized with patient selection, perioperative treatment and the management of postoperative complications.

In addition to offering theoretical lectures, the course focuses on practical skills in the operation room and hands-on training during visits to the wards.

Those taking part in the course will be able to participate in outpatient follow-up. By the end of the 3-day course, the cumulative 30 years’ experience of the DHZB and our structured approach will help you in building or refining your VAD program.

General Information
Date: 29th to 31st October 2018

Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin
Augustenburger Platz 1
13353 Berlin

For more information take a look at the course flyer.

Published in GI-Mail 08/2018 (German edition). Sign up for GI-Mail here.  

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