Innovative Technologies & Techniques | Ventricular Assist Devices: Current Status & Future Directions
In Episode 22 of the Texas Heart Institute (THI) Education Series, Innovative Technologies & Techniques, Dr. Zvonimir Krajcer, Billy Cohn, MD, and Les Miller, MD discuss the history and development of the past, present and future heart assist devices.
The Texas Heart Institute (THI) is recognized internationally for research programs in cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, regenerative medicine, and endovascular interventions. Our physicians, surgeons, and scientists conduct research ranging from gene therapy, regenerative medicine, and minimally invasive surgical procedures to ventricular assist devices and artificial hearts. THI provides a collection of online activities to further the education of physicians and other medical professionals beyond the walls of the institution on the most relevant topics in cardiovascular health and patient care. The Institute’s educational activities include postdoctoral and allied training programs, seminars, symposia, grand rounds, scientific publications, and public education outreach. Other online resources for professionals and the community include the THI Journal, THI Grand Rounds Archives, and the Heart Information Center.
ABOUT TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE (THI)
The Texas Heart Institute, founded by world-renowned cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Denton A. Cooley in 1962, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the devastating toll of cardiovascular disease through innovative and progressive programs in research, education, and improved patient care. THI’s scientists and physicians conduct fundamental biomedical, translational, and clinical research in cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, molecular-based medicine, stem cell, and gene therapy, and regenerative medicine both independently and in collaboration with organizations worldwide. As global leaders of patient care for nearly six decades, Texas Heart Institute has been ranked among the top cardiovascular centers in the United States by U.S. News & World Report for the past 30 years. THI is dedicated to spreading awareness and sharing updates on ways to prevent, treat, and defeat cardiovascular disease. With over 10 million visitors coming to its website from around the world every year, www.texasheart.org is just one of the ways THI is helping to educate people on the importance of heart health. For more information, please visit https://www.texasheart.org.