Heart: The Other Thoracic Organ



Heart: The Other Thoracic Organ


Tuesday, October 10, 2017
2:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern Time/ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm  Pacific Time  


William Raclin - Moderator
Organ Procurement Supervisor
Los Angeles, CA

Nader Habashi, MD - Speaker
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Medical Director, Multi-trauma Critical Care Unit 
Clinical Medical Director, Respiratory Therapy Department 
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Baltimore, MD

Jon Kobashigawa, MD - Speaker
Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles
Director for Advanced Heart Disease, Director of Heart Transplantation, and Associate Director for Clinical Affairs
Cedar-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA


The goal of this webinar is to explore the need and methods for heart resuscitation in the brain dead donor by Organ Procurement Organizations, and the evaluation of hearts for transplantation from the transplant center perspective. 

Target Audience:  

Members of the donation and transplantation community serving diverse populations to include administrators, coordinators, physicians, nurses, surgeons, managers, quality improvement specialists, social workers, and other donation and transplantation center professionals and their colleagues.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the webinar the participant will be able to:

  • Describe Cardiac Stunning, what it is, and how it happens.
  • Explain how Glucose Insulin Potassium (GIK) protocol can resolve depressed cardiac function.
  • Describe the current state of donor selection for heart transplantation and how it could improve.

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