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ACCME Accreditation Statement

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Desired Learning Outcomes

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Review the clinical benefits associated with mechanical support for patients with advanced heart and/or lung failure.
  • Identify common device-related complications, such as right heart failure, stroke, pump thrombosis, and driveline infections, as well as measures that can be taken to reduce incidence of complications.
  • Learn and incorporate best practice guidelines for post-implant management of complex patients.
  • Become knowledgeable about future MCS techniques and devices in the pipeline.

Disclosure of Financial Relationships

The planners and faculty for this activity do not have any relevant relationships with ACCME-defined ineligible companies to disclose unless listed here. All relevant relationships have been mitigated according to ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education.

Disclosure of Commercial Support

The AATS received commercial support from Fresenius Medical Care (FMC).