Between Two Ventricles™ is a cardiology podcast series brought to you by Abbott. Join us as our host, Phil Adamson MD, interviews leading specialists in the field of heart failure; highlighting the most up to date innovations, products and technologies for patient management and optimizing cardiac hemodynamics.

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Pulmonary Hypertension – Risk Calculation and Early Detection for Improved Outcomes

Interview with Dr. Raymond Benza by Dr. Phil Adamson
September 24, 2021

Early recognition of pulmonary hypertension can often lead to improved outcomes for patients. In this episode of Between Two Ventricles Dr. Raymond Benza speaks about WHO group classifications of pulmonary hypertension and how changes to diagnostic guidelines are bringing more awareness to a disease process that is often underrecognized. Dr. Benza discusses how the REVEAL 2.0 Risk Calculator helps to determine the totality of risk for a patient, and how detecting early manifestations of pulmonary hypertension by using monitoring devices like the CardioMEMS™ HF System can lead to better timing of treatment and interventions for patients.

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Shockingly Cardiogenic – The Advantages of a Team-Based Approach to Cardiogenic Shock

Interview with Joyce Wald, DO, FACC by Dr. Phil Adamson
September 4, 2021

Joyce Wald, DO, FACC, discusses how a cross-functional collaborative team, with a patient-centered approach, can improve clinical outcomes of acute cardiogenic shock with the CentriMag™ Acute Circulatory Support System.

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The Ever-evolving Role of Nursing in Heart Failure Management

Interview with Beth Davidson, DNP by Dr. Phil Adamson
July 29, 2021

As one of the oldest occupations, nurses have faced and inspired an array of change. The most remarkable not only raised the profession but patient outcomes and the overall state of healthcare. Join us as Beth Davidson, DNP talks about how the nursing profession has evolved over the years with heart failure management.

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Insights from the CLEAR-LVAD Study

Interview with Dr. Francis Pagani by Dr. Phil Adamson
July 8, 2021

With several implantable left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) being utilized in patients with advanced heart failure, the CLEAR-LVAD study aims to utilize real world data regarding survival outcomes and healthcare expenditures to provide comparisons across devices. Dr. Francis Pagani, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Heart Transplant Program and the Center for Circulatory Support at the University of Michigan Medical Center, will discuss the current state of LVAD therapy and how INTERMACS data can be utilized in clinical studies. Dr. Pagani will also review the findings of the CLEAR-LVAD study and how these results will impact the field of Mechanical Circulatory Support moving forward.

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Attaining Health Equity – A Discussion on Racial Disparities in Heart Failure

Interview with Kelly McCants, M.D. by Dr. Phil Adamson
June 18, 2021

Kelly McCants, M.D., Medical Director of Advanced Heart Failure, and Executive Director of the Norton Healthcare Institute for Health Equity discusses how racial inequities in the management of heart failure patients can be identified and combated. Strategies for improving access to advanced therapies are also discussed.

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The Power of Nutrition in Heart Failure Management

Interview with Dr. Peter McCullough by Dr. Phil Adamson
June 3, 2021

Heart failure is a major healthcare burden and there is a growing need to develop strategies to maintain health and sustain quality of life in people with heart failure. Often nutrition is an underused but powerful tool in managing heart failure. During this episode Dr. Peter McCullough, Vice Chief of Medicine at Baylor University Medical Center, will discuss the critical role nutrition interventions can play in improving outcomes for individuals with heart failure.

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ECMO Therapy Troubleshooting

Interview with William Jakobleff, M.D. by Dr. Phil Adamson
May 19, 2021

William Jakobleff, M.D. shares his best practices for ECMO therapy troubleshooting and acute shock with the CentriMag™ Acute Circulatory Support System.

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A Call to ACTION

Interview with Angela Lorts, MD, MBA by Dr. Phil Adamson
May 5, 2021

In this episode, Dr. Angela Lorts, Co-Executive Director of the ACTION Learning Network (Advanced Cardiac Therapies Improving Outcomes Network) and Director of the Ventricular Assist Device Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center will discuss the importance of using a collaborative methodology with quality improvement methods to improve outcomes and define best practices. Dr. Lorts will also share how ACTION has been instrumental to the pediatric heart failure and congenital heart disease patient population.

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COVID-19 and ECMO Therapy: Reflections One Year Into A Global Pandemic

Interview with Daniel Goldstein, M.D. by Dr. Phil Adamson
April 29, 2021

In this episode, Dr. Goldstein will reflect on how #COVID19 impacted advanced therapies and the future implications for #PatientCare.

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Cracking the Case of the HFpEF Patient

Interview with Dr. Andrew J. Sauer by Dr. Phil Adamson
February 3, 2021

Patients with preserved heart failure are notoriously hard to diagnose and manage. In this episode, Dr. Andrew J. Sauer, Chief of Advanced Heart Failure Therapies Division and Associate Professor at the University of Kansas Health System, will discuss how the use of PA pressure monitoring with the CardioMEMS™ HF System can help optimize GDMT and reduce hospitalizations for this hard to manage patient population.

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Advancing Heart Failure Care with LVAD Technology

Interview with Dr. Douglas Horstmanshof by Dr. Phil Adamson
January 13, 2021

In this episode we discuss the latest in MCS and when advanced therapies should be considered, with Dr. Douglas Horstmanshof, Co-Director, INTEGRIS Advanced Cardiac Care.

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Extraordinary advances during the last few decades have allowed people to not only live longer lives, but fuller ones as well. This, however, has come with its own set of challenges as an aging population experiences a host of medical complications uncommon in younger cohorts; one of which is Heart Failure. To keep pace with its increasing prevalence, HF treatment methodology is continuously being optimized while technological innovations are constantly developed and improved upon, year after year.

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