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5th Edition of Cardiology World Conference

September 5-7, 2024 | Madrid, Spain

September 05 -07, 2024 | Madrid, Spain
CWC 2019

The role of mechanical circulatory support in advanced heart failure

Zumrut Tuba Demirozu, Speaker at Heart Conferences
University Hospital Istanbul, Turkey
Title : The role of mechanical circulatory support in advanced heart failure


Heart Failure (HF), is a well- recognized costly public health problem with high patient mortality.According to Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (Intermacs) Reports increasing number of Ventricul Assist Device (VAD) implantations and classified severe heart failure into seven subcategories to describe the patient status before VAD implantation. Devices are divided for short-term and lon –term support where the indications are depended on patient status and quality and survival time after the implantation of the pump. Heart Transplantation (HT) is the definitive therapy for advanced heart failure, but it is limited by the availibity of donor hearts and recipient criteria.Alternative treatment for advanced heart failure , mechanical circulatory support has gained important role in management of advanced HF. For long term success of this treatment, indications, pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative management, fine-tunning of the pumps and follow-up of the patients should be considered by the heart team. Audience Take Away: The audience will able to understand and compare cutting-edge technologies about the assist devices, total artificial hearts. Fine-tunning of these devices with the help of echocardiography


Assoc. Prof. Zümrüt Tuba Demirözü was born in 1973 in Ankara. After finishing her high school Kadıkoy Anatolian High School in 1991, she graduated from Marmara School of Medicine in 1998. She finished her residency programme in Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Cardiovascular Surgery Department in 2005 and worked as a cardiovascular surgeon at Ankara Guven Hospital from 2005 to 2008. She had worked at Houston Texas Heart Institute at Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Department with Dr.O.H Frazier from 2008 to 2011. She had worked at Bilim School Of Medicine, Cardiovascular Surgery Department and Florence Nightingale Hospital at Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Department between 2011 and 2014. She is currently working at Koç University Hospital Cardiovascular Surgery Department since September 2014.