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MCS in Treating Left, Right, and Bi-Ventricular Shock
Faculty and Program
Rajan A. Patel, MD, FSCAI
Daniel Burkhoff, MD, PhD
How and When to Escalate MCS
Khaldoon Alaswad, MD, FSCAI
Left-Sided MCS With LA-AO Pump: How It Works, Case Selection, Pros and Cons
Timothy D. Smith, MD, FSCAI
Right-Sided MCS With RA-PA Pump: How It Works, Case Selection, Pros and Cons 
Amir Kaki, MD, FSCAI
Bi-Ventricular MCS With LA-AO and RA-PA Pumps: How It Works, Case Selection, Pros and Cons
Elsayed Abo-Salem, MD
V-A ECMO: How It Works, Case Selection, Pros and Cons
Acknowledgment of Commercial Support:

This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from LivaNova | TandemLife. No in-kind support has been received.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:​

  1. Discuss escalation of hemodynamic support in cardiogenic shock.
  2. Describe the hemodynamics of left atrium-aorta (LA-AO) mechnaical circulatory support (MCS). 
  3. Outline the benefits of right-sided MCS.
  4. Analyze the hemodynamics of bi-ventricular MCS.
  5. Identify when escalation to veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (V-A ECMO) may be efficacious in cardiogenic shock.
Accredited Continuing Education Information

Accreditation Statement
The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) is accredited by the 
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

​Credit Designation
SCAI designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 medical knowledge Maintenance of Certification (MOC) point in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM's) MOC program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Successful Completion
Watch the content and complete the evaluation to obtain credit.

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