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Training & Education

Our heart failure education training courses and interactive modules offer guidance for how to implant and operate the HeartMate 3™ LVAS.

We curated the following collection of clinical Abbott webinars and online LVAD training for quick reference, so you know right where to find the information you need.


 

Mechanical Circulatory Support Webinars

Focused on updates in mechanical circulatory support, these on-demand webinars offer insights into timing and best practices to help you reach a deeper level of understanding with heart failure treatment and the HeartMate 3™ LVAS.

Advanced Heart Failure Therapy in the Current Climate: The Cleveland Clinic Perspective
LVAD Physiology and Management - Understanding PI and Other Pump Parameters

Patient Management Webinars

These on-demand patient management webinars offer insights into caring for patients with LVADs.

Online Training Courses

  • Education

    Access modules and courses for best practices and techniques related to patient care with an LVAD.

AEN Course
Anesthesiologist Webinar Series: Considerations for Patients with LVADs Undergoing Non-Cardiac Procedures

This interactive webinar sponsored by Abbott, will discuss best practices related to managing patients who are undergoing non-cardiac procedures.

At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to better:

  • Verbalize the importance of afterload, preload, and volume control
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage blood pressure by arterial pressure
  • Understand the components of the HeartMate II™ and HeartMate 3 LVAS

Category: HeartMate 3 LVAS (US Only)

Course Duration: 50 Minutes


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Anesthesiologist Webinar Series: Post-op Care Considerations for LVAD Patients

This interactive webinar sponsored by Abbott, will discuss and provide best practices for the care of patient’s immediate post implantation of the HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist System.

At the end of this webinar, attendees will better understand:

  • Provide an in-depth overview of possible complications of the intra and post-operative periods, and transition from critical care
  • Discuss the expected effects of the procedure on key indicators of patient safety
  • Discuss current practices and mitigation of adverse events unique to ventricular assist device patients

Category: HeartMate 3 LVAS (US Only)

Course Duration: 1 Hour


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Anesthesia Webinar Series: TEE Assessment for HeartMate 3 LVAD

Dr. Wendy Bernstein discusses how to use Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE) to assess the heart prior, during, and post HeartMate 3 LVAD implantation.

At the end of this webinar, attendees will better understand:

  • Describe the use of ECHO for the pre-implantation assessment of LV function, intracardiac shunts/thrombus, AI, RV function
  • Understand how to use ECHO for peri and post-implantation for de-airing, cannula placement, and LVAD optimization
  • Review post implantation ECHO exam for assessing RV function, interatrial septum, valves, thrombus, suction events and pericardial effusion

Category: HeartMate 3 LVAS (US Only)

Course Duration: 1 Hour


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HeartMate 3 LVAS Clinical Operation & Patient Management

The HeartMate 3 LVAS Clinical Operation and Patient Management Course is designed to show you how to properly and safely operate the HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist System. This course includes 9 interactive online training modules.

Note: New users should read the HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist System Instructions for Use document in its entirety. As with all prescription medical devices, clinical procedures should be conducted under the direction of the prescribing physician.

Category: HeartMate 3 LVAS (US Only)

Course Duration: 4 Hours


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HeartMate 3 LVAS Surgical Implant Procedure

This video series is designed to educate you on the HeartMate 3 LVAS surgical implant procedure using the sternotomy approach with commentary from Chris Salerno, M.D. This learning series includes 13 videos.

Category: HeartMate 3 LVAS (US Only)

Video Series Duration: 55 mins


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HeartMate Touch App Simulator

The HeartMate Touch™ App Simulator is designed to provide users with the opportunity to practice using the HeartMate Touch App with a HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist Device patient in the operating room and patient follow-up settings. The simulations are fictional and designed for general education purposes. The information does not measure or represent specific patient clinical conditions and is not intended to constitute medical advice. It is the responsibility of the medical professional to exercise their clinical judgment in any patient situation.

Category: HeartMate 3 LVAS (US Only); HeartMate II LVAS

Course Duration: 30 minutes


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AEN Course
HeartMate Touch Communication System

The HeartMate Touch Communication System eLearning training course is designed to give you the information you need to properly and safely operate the HeartMate Touch Communication System with a HeartMate Left Ventricular Assist System. This course includes three interactive online training modules.

Category: HeartMate 3 LVAS (US Only); HeartMate II LVAS

Course Duration: 1 hour


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AEN Webinar
MCS Surgical Training: Medical Track

Sponsored by Abbott and presented by Doug Horstmanshof, M.D., and Eric Skipper, M.D., this previously recorded webinar is an interactive didactic program designed to meet the product training and educational needs of Heart Failure Cardiologists, MCS Coordinators and other VAD team members in an environment conducive for learning.

Category: HeartMate 3 LVAS (US Only); HeartMate II LVAS; CardioMEMS™ HF System

Webinar Duration: 3.25 hours


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