CATCH-UP 2014: Heart Failure, Devices, and Interventions

Illustration © Robert Bump, former LVAD patient and heart transplant recipient
5th Annual Cardiac Assist Device Therapy Course


NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center
Myrna L. Daniels Auditorium
173 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032


CATCH-UP 2014 is the 5th Annual Cardiac Assist Device Therapy Course hosted by NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. This premier two day course will further educate on the diagnosis and management of patients with heart failure. Lectures will be given by internationally recognized experts who will address the current clinical practice, use of standard and emerging treatments, and evolution of the field. Didactic sessions, case presentations, audience polling, and interactive discussions will engender learning and improvement in the management of patients with the full spectrum of heart failure.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, internists, intensivists, cardiac nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists, and other medical professionals involved in the evaluation, diagnosis and/or management of patients with heart failure.

Learning Objectives

  • Compare gene and stem cell therapy for heart failure
  • Discuss the future of device therapy in advanced and less advanced stages of heart failure
  • Diagnose and treat for Mitral Regurgitation in heart failure
  • Classify patients for cardiac transplantation and/or device therapy
  • Recognize cardiogenic shock that will be refractory to standard therapies
  • Identify the types of percutaneous and surgical devices available to treat cardiogenic shock
  • Recognize the limitations of LVAD therapy and understand how to manage them appropriately
  • Define LVAD outpatient management and the concept of "Shared Care"