This course is designed for Fellows who are in their 3rd or 4th year of their fellowship and are interested in learning how to build a protected PCI or shock program with MCS and a focus on heart recovery. Our courses offer a unique opportunity to interface with thought leaders and experts in the fields of complex and high risk coronary intervention and mechanical circulatory support.
The agenda encompasses both didactic and hands-on learning on topics including, but not limited to, current and historical overview of MCS devices, appropriate patient identification & ICU management, access & closure best practices, in-depth review of the Impella family of devices, proper placement & positioning, and a look at current and future indications.
The goal of these programs is for attendees to gain a more in-depth understanding of how mechanical circulatory support with the Impella family of devices can drive optimal patient outcomes across a spectrum of indications. And we hope that this will result in more patients saved, and hearts recovered.
*Participants will be reimbursed for travel after the course*
This program is geared toward physicians, administrators and key clinical staff in community hospitals seeking to better understand hemodynamic support, treatment strategies and patient management in the ICU for AMI cardiogenic shock, cardiomyopathy and/or myocarditis.
Expert faculty will offer insight and algorithms on patient selection, benefits of hemodynamic support, optimal support strategy, escalation of therapy and patient transfer techniques. Please feel free to bring your own algorithms for discussion purposes. Faculty will highlight quality metrics and program economics.
This program requires that an interventional cardiologist attend with their hospital team. Once the entire team registers, we will confirm your attendance.
- Aug 20 6:30 pm - Welcome Reception
- Aug 21 8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Management of Patients in Cardiogenic Shock Course
This program is geared towards physicians and care providers seeking a better understanding of the timing of hemodynamic support in patients presenting with cardiogenic shock (AMI CGS, cardiomyopathy, myocarditis), treatment strategies, and best practices for patient management in the ICU.
Expert faculty will offer insights on multiple topics such as:
- Patient selection and shock identification
- Benefits of hemodynamic support and different MCS options
- Optimal support strategy
- Escalation for cardiogenic shock and patient transfer techniques
- Algorithms for identification, treatment, escalation, and weaning
- Individual hospital algorithm development and creating a “hub-and-spoke” inter-hospital program between the main campus (“hub”) and the hospitals that may ship patients (“spokes”) to receive escalated or additional treatment and resources
(Note: the hub-and-spoke model is a method of organization involving the establishment of a main campus or “hub”, which have a variety of advanced technology, techniques and resources available to be able to offer treatment strategies for the sickest of patients and can offer escalation of care and services, complemented by satellite campuses or “spokes”, which have technology and resources to treat patients, but may not have the infrastructure to offer escalated care should a patient require additional treatment or technology )
This course is specifically for physicians and healthcare providers (shock or heart team at “hub” hospitals) who treat patients with cardiogenic shock - intensivists, hospitalists, heart failure cardiologists, surgeons, ICs, CCL staff, and ICU staff that provide patient management both in and out of the CCL/OR. This course is most applicable for attendees that have a basic level of Impella® experience or understanding of hemodynamic support devices.
- September 9th, 12 - 5pm: Optional Large Bore Access & Closure Workshop
- September 9th, 6 - 8pm: Optional Dinner Reception
- September 10th, 7 am - 3pm: Team Approach to the Management of Shock