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Sample Content

I want to make sure anyone interested in this program knows EXACTLY what they're getting when they purchase it. Aside from providing the course outline both what will be available upon release as well as what will be added in the coming weeks to months, I wanted to provide sample E-book/PDF, graphic, and video material as well so you know if this course is right for you!

Sample Pages and Graphics from the Text!

Check out a Sample Video on me!

Learning Objectives

- During which phase of the cardiac cycle each coronary artery is perfused and why

- What implications cardiac pathology and mechanical circulatory support has on coronary perfusion

Clinical case scenarios are helpful in putting learned content into real life context 

Clinical Case: 7/11/2023

HeartMate 3 Low Flows after RVAD and ETT removal​
 

Patient is a 61 year old man with a history of ischemic cardiomyopathy who suffered a cardiac arrest with ROSC, resulting in the need for biventricular support by way of Impella 5.5 and Protek Duo RVAD. The patient ultimately underwent Impella 5.5 removal and placement of a Heartmate 3 durable LVAD. 

 

2 days after HM3 placement, the Protek Duo RVAD was removed, and one day after that, the patient was extubated. About 20 minutes after extubation, the team was called to the bedside  to find the following patient:

 

- MAP 40mmHg, HM3 Flows 1.5 L/min, O2 Saturation 71%

- Diminished bilateral breath sounds with audible wet, phlegm/mucus  breath sounds with respiration

What do you think happened and why? How would you manage this patient? Could anything have been done to avoid this? Click the drop down below for answers.

One More Sample Lecture on the House!

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the pathophysiology of North-South Syndrome

  • How to recognize North-South Syndrome clinically

  • How to monitor for North-South Syndrome

  • Management strategies for North-South Syndrome

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