Cannulation Strategies for ECMO Support of the Transcatheter Aortic Valve
Cannulation Strategies for ECMO Support of the Transcatheter Aortic Valve

Cannulation Strategies for ECMO Support of the Transcatheter Aortic Valve

  • Faculty: Prakash Balan, MD
  • Date: August 5th, 2019 2:00 pm
  • CEU’s: 1.48 CEUs
  • Price: $22.2
  • Category 1 SDCE CEU
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Course description

Backup perfusion coverage for TAVR is a standard of care in the United States. 

The panel explores other centers in Europe that does not provide any backup coverage and discusses backup models using a heart/lung machine or the ECMO mechanical circulatory support model. 


In the ever-evolving world of cardiovascular medicine, staying updated with the latest procedures and techniques is crucial. Welcome to an in-depth and comprehensive webinar that delves into the complexities of Cannulation Strategies for ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) Support of the Transcatheter Aortic Valve (TAVR). This knowledge-packed session serves as an invaluable resource for perfusionists, cardiologists, and medical professionals seeking to advance their understanding of TAVR and ECMO support mechanisms.


Dr. Ballan, a renowned expert in cardiology and perfusion science, hosts this webinar. He kicks off the session by affirming the safety and efficacy of TAVR in treating severe aortic stenosis. However, he also makes it abundantly clear that complications are a reality in any medical procedure. This sets the stage for an exhaustive discussion on the cannulation strategies for ECMO, designed to manage and mitigate these potential complications.

Detailed Topics Covered

Safety and Efficacy of TAVR
- A deep dive into recent research data that supports the use of TAVR.
- Comparison with surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR).

Challenges in TAVR
- An elaborate discussion on the complications that could occur during or after TAVR.
- Importance of quick decision-making in the face of complications.

Role of ECMO in TAVR
- ECMO as a bridge to decision-making.
- How ECMO can support pulmonary and cardiac function during complications.

Types of Cannulation Strategies
- Femoral Cannulation: Procedure, benefits, and limitations.
- Central Cannulation: How it differs from femoral cannulation and when to use it.
- Subclavian Cannulation: Special considerations for this strategy.

Case Studies
- Detailed walkthroughs of real-life clinical scenarios.
- Lessons learned from each case study and how they can guide future procedures.

Target Audience

This webinar is tailored for a diverse audience, including but not limited to:

- Experienced Perfusionists looking for advanced training.
- Cardiologists keen on expanding their procedural arsenal.
- Medical students in their advanced years of study.
- Healthcare administrators looking to update hospital protocols.
Learning Objectives

By participating in this session, you will:

- Gain an in-depth understanding of the complexities and nuances of TAVR procedures.
- Acquire a thorough knowledge of ECMO cannulation strategies.
- Learn to manage complications through effective ECMO support.
- Understand the role of decision-making and quick action in emergency scenarios.

Why You Should Watch

Expert-Led Instruction
Learn from the best in the field, ensuring that the information you receive is not just current but also operationally actionable.

Comprehensive Coverage
The session spans a wide array of topics, from basic principles to advanced techniques, giving you a well-rounded understanding of the subject matter.

Real-World Applicability
Through a variety of case studies, the webinar offers practical lessons that are immediately applicable in a clinical setting, enhancing your operational proficiency.

Up-to-Date Information
Given the rapid advancements in cardiovascular medicine, this webinar serves as a timely update on the most current best practices.

Conclusion and Takeaways

In the fast-paced, ever-evolving landscape of cardiovascular treatments, this webinar serves as a cornerstone resource. It not only enhances your existing knowledge but also equips you with the skills needed to adapt to new challenges and innovations in the field of TAVR and ECMO. Whether you are a seasoned professional or new to the field, this webinar aims to elevate your expertise to the next level.

Don't miss this golden opportunity to expand your skill set and knowledge base. Mark your calendars and tune in to gain a comprehensive understanding of Cannulation Strategies for ECMO Support of the Transcatheter Aortic Valve.

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#ecmo #transcatheter 
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Meet Your Instructor

Prakash Balan, MD

Prakash Balan, MD

Dr. Prakash Balan is a board certified Physician and Assistant Professor for the Department of Internal Medicine at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center

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