15. HF part 4: LVAD 101 with Dr. Steve Hsu​

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Carine and Dan delve into left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) 101 with Dr. Steven Hsu, heart failure specialist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. We get big picture, we get detail oriented and we hit the highlights for the psycho-social-and medical management of our LVAD patient population.

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Dr. Steven Hsu received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He did his medical training on the Osler Medical Service, during which he also served as an Assistant Chief of Service. He then completed cardiology and advanced cardiomyopathy training at Hopkins. Dr. Hsu takes care of patients with advanced cardiomyopathies, Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD), and heart transplants. He serves as the medical director of the MCS program. He is also funded by an NIH/NHLBI K23 and leads a translational research effort studying the physiologic and molecular characteristics of right ventricular failure in the setting of pulmonary hypertension.

More about this series:
In conjunction with the 2020 Heart Failure Awareness Week, sponsored by the Heart Failure Society of America the CardioNerds are supporting the society’s efforts to promote heart failure awareness, patient education, and heart failure prevention by launching our Heart Failure Awareness CardioNerds Series. This series is a tribute to Dr. David Taylor. Dr. Taylor (aka “DOT”) was a heart failure attending at the Cleveland Clinic.  He died on Wednesday, February 5th 2020. We remember him for the legend he is. A passionate clinician, skilled educator, devoted mentor.  His legacy lives on within us. #foreverDOT