The Pearls and Pitfalls of Perioperative Cardiac Imaging and Devices Symposium

Published: June 28th, 2017

Category: News

The 7th Annual Hands-On Pearls and Pitfalls of Perioperative Cardiac Imaging and Devices Symposium was held on Saturday, June 17th, 2017.

Dr. Peng at the Perioperative Cardiac Imaging and Devices workshop

This program featured a morning symposium and an afternoon hands-on workshop with a variety of devices.

Participants learned:

  • How to describe the fundamental principles of a variety of mechanical circulatory support devices
  • To discuss the best method for safe interrogation and perioperative reprogramming of permanent pacemakers and defibrillators
  • To identify the potential mechanical faults of intra-aortic balloon pumps, left ventricular assist devices, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation circuits
  • To explain the basic knowledge and skills of perioperative TEE/TTE exam and lung ultrasound to assist intraoperative diagnosis for critical ill patients

Thanks to course director Dr. Yong Peng and co-directors Dr. Gregory Janelle, Dr. Lorent Duce, and Dr. Heather Reed for a successful event!

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