Pgm #11 Mechanical Assistance of the Heart
January 28, 2019
Directory, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Penn Medicine, Phila
Dr. Eduardo Rame discusses this therapy which is available to patients with advanced heart failure in order to have a successful bridge to heart transplantation. He talks about the devices themselves, how they have been historically used and also discusses the current and future advances which are allowing this technology to improve the patient’s outcomes and impact on their quality of lives. This was an interactive discussion about what these (and other “bridge”) device therapies are allowing patients to do while they are awaiting heart transplantation.