MCS Academy – North America
4 November, 2022 | Summit Conference Center | Chicago, IL USA

The purpose of this Academy is to provide a concise review of clinical knowledge and an outline of the essential professional skills for candidate assessment and longitudinal support for mechanical circulatory support patients. This course should serve programs providing mechanical circulatory support with a tool to review their standards of care, develop protocols, and implement guidelines established in management of mechanical circulator support patients.


Jennifer Cook, MD
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH USA


Shashank Sinha, MD, MSc
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA USA


Ezequiel Molina, MD
Piedmont Heart Institute, Atlanta, GA, USA
This course is designed to provide essential clinical knowledge and professional skills to facilitate patient identification, selection, and pre- and post-operative management of temporary and durable mechanical circulatory support.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will have improved competence and professional performance in their ability to:
  1. Recognize indications and contraindications for temporary and durable mechanical circulatory support (MCS) implantation.
  2. Assess the impact of medical and social factors that influence patient outcomes during short- and long-term MCS.
  3. Recognize options for MCS support and the physiological and technological differences that may influence patient/device selection and management.
  4. Identify problems and early complications that impact immediate post implant management in the intensive care unit.
  5. Manage complications of MCS patients during long-term support.
  6. Diagnose and manage common clinical scenarios, adverse events, and life-threatening emergencies encountered after MCS implantation