Mechanical Support for Patients with Congenital Heart Disease

Monday 18th November 2019


Introduction and Background – Chaired by Zdenka Reinhardt

9:00   Welcome – Zdenka Reinhardt

09:05   Transplant or VAD in CHD by  – Asif Hasan

09:20  The evolution, current status and future direction of mechanical support in patients with acquired heart disease – Guy MacGowan

09:35   Why do we need mechanical support for patients with congenital heart disease? – David Crossland

ECMO 1 – Chaired by Emma Simpson

09:50   ECMO and ECPR in CHD- equipment, team, the call, cannulation, team performance – Mohamed Nassar

10:10   Assessment, diagnosis and intervention on ECMO – Tony Hermuzi

10:25  ‘Stable on ECMO’ weaning strategies and when to refer – Judit Llevadias

10:40   Coffee

ECMO 2 – Chaired by Marga Guillen

11:00   Live simulation – Fabrizio De Rita/ Yam Thiru/ Kaye Walsh

Debrief led by TBC

12:10  Cases optimising ECMO support – Ashraf Harfoush/Stavros Polyviou/Judit Llevadias

1) The clock is ticking: unable to wean, unable to transplant
2) Wean, reconfigure, wean, change, wean again

12:40  Percutaneous support: Ready for the CHD patient? – Gareth Morgan

13:00   Lunch

The Future of VAD for CHD – Chaired by David Crossland

14:00  Mechanical support for the systemic right ventricle. Are we there? Where are the patients? – Katrijn Jansen

14:20    Is discharge home on Berlin Heart acceptable to families? – Lisa Crowe/ Emma Simpson

14:35 Ex-Vivo Heart Perfusion – A game changer for the donor pool? – Prof John Dark

14:50  Questions

Close for main meeting and Coffee

15:20 Trainees Session – Workshops: VAD and heart transplant (20 minutes each)
1) HVAD workshop – Katrijn Jansen and Andy Woods
2) Berlin Heart workshop – Emma Simpson and Claire McGraith
3) Challenges in transplantation – Zdenka Reinhardt, Gareth Parry, Julie Flett and Dr Stavros Polyviou

16:20  Wrap up of workshops

16:30  Close


The Institute of Transplantation
Freeman Hospital
Freeman Road
High Heaton
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE7 7DN⁠

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This meeting is free for Paediatric cardiology registrars who are attending this as a national training day.

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