VAD Coordinator Learning Pathway

VAD Coordinator Learning Pathway

VAD Coordinator Learning Pathway

The VAD Coordinator Pathway is designed to support new VAD Coordinators and to help experienced VAD Coordinators develop their approach using various educational resource formats developed by Abbott’s Professional Education team.

We offer a multi-phased learning pathway, in order to help you access the resources you need when you need them.

Phase 1 Learning Pathway Objectives

  • Discuss the strategies for patient management post HeartMate 3™ LVAS implant as well as considerations during implant.
  • Understand the important advancements in mechanical circulatory support.
  • Identify HeartMate 3 LVAS resources and access as needed.
Phase 1
Phase 1


Updates in Advanced Heart Failure

This video provides recent updates in heart failure care and guidance on when to consider patients for advanced heart failure therapies.

Instructions for Use and Pocket Guides

We offer instructions for use (IFUs), alarm information, and pocket guides for the HeartMate II™ LVAS and HeartMate 3 LVAS that can be found on the manuals and instructions for use website.

Checklists and Additional Guides

Phase 2 Learning Pathway Objectives

  • Understand the findings of the MOMENTUM 3 clinical trial and other current, relevant publications regarding the HeartMate 3 LVAS.
  • Demonstrate a general understanding of HeartMate 3 LVAS pump parameters and when to make appropriate parameter changes.
  • Understand power curves, pump power, pump flow and the operating differences between the HeartMate II and HeartMate 3 LVAS.
Phase 2
Phase 2


LVAD Physiology and Management - Understanding PI and Other Pump Parameters

Speaker Dr. Jonathan Grinstein discusses advanced principles of pump parameters for HeartMate 3 LVAS, including potential clinical causes of abnormal parameters.

Setting the Standard in LVAD Therapy with MOMENTUM 3 Long-term Clinical Evidence

Dr. Daniel Goldstein discusses the HeartMate 3 LVAS, the long-term clinical outcomes from the MOMENTUM 3 Trial and the coming landscape of LVAD therapy.

Checklist and Guides

Additional Clinical Trial Information

Advanced Learning Pathways

Abbott’s Professional Education Team offers additional opportunities to
continue VAD education.

Advanced Learning Pathways
Advanced Learning Pathways

Additional Advanced Webinars

Utilizing Mechanical Circulatory Support in Patients with a Smaller Body Habitus

This webinar features Ezequiel Molina, MD, Yoshifumi Naka, MD, and David Morales, MD, discussing surgical techniques and outcomes with the HeartMate 3 LVAD in small BSA patients.

Thoracotomy Implant Considerations for the HeartMate 3 LVAS

In this webinar, Igor Gozev, MD, Akinobu Otah, MD, and Robert Kormos, MD, discuss surgical techniques for implanting the HeartMate 3 LVAD via lateral thoracotomy.

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