Failing Heart Summit 2023

Failing Heart Summit campaign

The Abbott Failing Heart Summit provides case-based presentations from healthcare professionals who have hands-on experience with heart failure patients and also gives a voice to those patients, who are invited to tell their pre- and post-operation stories.

Physician Presentations

When to consider a patient for advanced therapies?

Managing heart failure is challenging. Do you know how to identify those needing advanced therapies?

Dr. Olivier Manintveld
Department of Cardiology, Erasmus Medical Center,
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Optimizing responder rate for device therapies

Don't delay CRT device implants for eligible patients.

Dr. Klaus Witte
School of Medicine, University of Leeds, England,
University Hospital Aachen, Germany

Who would be an eligible LVAD patient?

Timing is critical for heart transplants and LVAD therapies.

Dr. Owais Dar
Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals, London

Patient Presentations

“I wish I had known about the LVAD sooner.” 

- Patient testimonial*, Peter S

Join us to learn first-hand how important early treatment can be for people with heart failure.

Interviewed by Dr. Alexander Bernhardt

Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital of Hamburg
Eppendorf, Germany

“COVID-19 knocked my stable heart failure situation over the edge and the LVAD brought me back on my feet.”
- Patient testimonial*, Michael G.

Earlier education can mean more options later. For LVAD recipient Michael G., it made all the difference.

Interviewed by Dr. Owais Dar

Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals, London

*This testimonial relates an account of an individual's response to the treatment. This patient's account is genuine, typical and documented. However, it does not provide any indication, guide, warranty or guarantee as to the response other persons may have to the treatment. Responses to the treatment discussed can and do vary and are specific to the individual patient.

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