Cardiac webinar series: Part 3 - The use of Ventricular Assist Devices in Patients with Duchenne

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Cardiac webinar series: Part 3 - The use of Ventricular Assist Devices in Patients with Duchenne

Time: January 24, 2013 from 1pm to 2pm
Location: Eastern Time Zone
Website or Map: http://www.readytalk.com/
Phone: 866.740.1260 -- Access code: 9449985
Event Type: webinar, cardiac webinar series
Organized By: PPMD
Latest Activity: Jan 17, 2013

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Cardiac care and cardiomyopathy remain major areas of interest and concern for all people with Duchenne. Cardiac care changes throughout the life span of Duchenne. Because the heart is a muscle too, it is affected by a lack of dystrophin just as are the skeletal muscles. And, just as there are variations in onset of skeletal muscle difficulties, there are variations in the onset of cardiac muscle difficulties. Eventually, however, nearly 100% of all boys develop dilated cardiomyopathy and heart failure.

 

Join us for part three of our cardiac webinar series:

The use of Ventricular Assist Devices in Patients with Duchenne

Thursday, January 24, 1:00 – 2:00 EST

 

  • Dr. Jake Jaquiss - Duke University
  • Dr. David Morales - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Dr. Patrick McConnell – Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • Dr. Pirooz Eghtesady – St. Louis Children's Hospital



Topics:

  • When might a VAD be considered
  • What is a VAD/LVAD
  • Types of VAD's
  • Challenges of choosing a device
  • Patient selection – who might be considered a "good candidate"
  • Post-VAD life
  • Pros/cons of VAD implantation
  • Lessons learned from the first 3 implants in patients with Duchenne; unique issues around recovery

To Participate:

  1. Visit ReadyTalk.com and use participant code 9449985. (Be sure to test your computer beforehand)
  2. Audio Dial-In Information:
    • U.S. & Canada: Dial 866.740.1260 and use the Access Code 9449985
    • Outside the U.S. and Canada: Lookup your number

 

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