Percutaneous Ventricular Assist Device and Extracorporeal Life Support (ECMO) – Cardiology Grand Rounds

Understand the benefits and challenges of mechanical circulatory support for endstage heart failure patients and shock patients. Learn to identify the issues and gaps of patient assesment for surgical treatment, clarify risks and benefits of mechanical assist device surgery, and deliniate complications, benefits and outcomes of left ventricular assist devices.

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Akinobu Itoh, MD, PhD

Akinobu Itoh, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Surgical Director of Heart Transplant and Ventricular Assist Device, Director of ECLS Program, Washington University School of Medicine

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