Dr. James Young from the Cleveland Clinic moderated the topic "End Stage Heart Failure: Heart Transplantation, Left Ventricular Assist Device, or Both?" with Drs. Frank Smart from Louisana State University and Hector Ventura from the Oschner Clinic.
The discussion focused primarily on:
(1) ventricular assist devices used for destination therapy;
(2) a case study: a 71 year old male with dilated cardiomyopathy; and