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Upcoming Webinar: "LVADs and RV Dysfunction: Is It Manageable?"

CTSNet and ASAIO Journal are excited to host a live event on left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) and right ventricular (RV) dysfunction with an expert panel. In this collaborative webinar, host Mark S. Slaughter, MD, Editor-in-Chief for the ASAIO Journal and Professor and Chair of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at the University of Louisville and digital moderator Ashok Kumar Coimbatore Jeyakumar, MD, Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, are joined by Internationally recognized panelists Jennifer A. Cowger, MD, MS, FACC of Henry Ford Health, Jiapeng Huang, MD, PhD, FASA, FASE of University of Louisville, and Joyce W. Wald, DO, FACC of the University of Pennsylvania.

The interactive panel will discuss:

  • Preoperative Assessment and Optimization
  • Anesthesia Effects and Management
  • Identifying and Managing "Delayed" RV Failure

Thursday, June 20 at 2:00 p.m. CDT (UTC-5), 8:00 p.m. BST (UTC+1)

Use #CTSNetLive and tag @ASAIOJournal when you share this webinar on social media!


Mark S. Slaughter, MD

  • Professor and Chair, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
  • Director, Heart Transplant and Mechanical Assist Device
  • University of Louisville

Digital Moderator

Ashok Kumar Coimbatore Jeyakumar, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center


Jennifer A. Cowger, MD, MS, FACC

  • Section Head of Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant, and Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Member of the Shock, Structural, Sarcoid, and Amyloid Programs
  • Henry Ford Hospital

Jiapeng Huang, MD, PhD, FASA, FASE

  • Deputy Director, Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
  • Associate Director, Translational Research Support Core
  • University of Louisville

Joyce W. Wald, DO, FACC

  • Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Medical Director, Shock Team
  • Director, Practice Development Heart Failure, Transplant, and MCS Programs
  • University of Pennsylvania