WEDNESDAY October 18, 2017


7:00 – 8:00 Sunrise Session – New Pumps and Technologies

Moderators: M. Ono (Japan), R. Smith (USA) and U. Steinsheiffer (Germany)


Development of an Implantable Ultracompact Fully Magnetically Suspended Centrifugal Blood Pump

Frank Lin, CH Biomedical, Torrance CA USA



Kiyotaka Fukamachi, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio USA


SynCardia 50

SynCardia Systems, Tucson, Arizona USA



Ina Laura Pieper, Scandinavian Real Heart AB, Västerås, Sweden



Carl Botterbusch, CorWave, Paris, France



Uli Steinsheiffer, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany


TorVad (Windmill)

Jeff Gohean, Windmill Cardiovascular Systems, Austin, TX USA



Tadashi Motomura, Evaheart Inc., Houston, TX USA



Robert Kroslowitz, Berlin Heart Inc., The Woodlands, TX USA



Jace Heuring, Procyrion, Houston, TX USA


A novel ECC System for ECLS and ECMO applications (103)

Oliver Marseille, Hemovent GmbH, Aachen, Germany



8:00 – 10:00   Scientific Session IX  Physiologic Control

Moderators: T. Masuzawa (Japan), F. Moscato (Austria), and M. Slaughter (USA)

8:00 – 8:15      Do we need them? – M. Slaughter, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY USA

8:15 – 8:25      What can we learn from the data that exists already – F. Moscato, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

8:25 – 8:35      How to design systems – H. Schima, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

8:35 – 8:45      New sensors – T. Siess, Abiomed, Abiomed, Danvers, MA USA

8:45 – 8:55      Potential of Dynamic H/Q for Next Generation Closed Loop Control–  C. Reyes, Medtronic, Miami Lakes, USA

8:55 – 9:05      New Sensors/Monitoring – F. Pagani, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI USA

9:05 – 9:15      Panel discussion:  J. Cysyk, L. Klein, F. Moscato, H. Schima, T. Siess, M. Slaughter

9:15 -10:00      Rapid Fire Abstracts


Development of a cannula tip with integrated volume sensor for control of continuous flow left ventricular assist devices (3)

Joshua Cysyk, Penn State College of Medicine, State College, PA


A multi-objective physiological control system for left ventricular assist devices (17)

Anastasios Petrou, Group Zurich, Zurich, Germany


Electrocardiogram-Synchronized Rotational Speed Modulation System can reduce the recirculation due to aortic insufficiency in LVAD support (19)

Kei Iizuka, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center Research Institute, Osaka, Japan


Going Beyond the Heart! Importance of Analyzing HVAD Logfiles for Patient Management (30)

Liviu Klein, University of California, San Francisco, CA


Numerical Comparison of Inflow Cannulation Site with a Pulsatile Rotary Blood Pump: Cardiorespiratory Effect during Rest and Exercise (58)

Eric Wu, ICETLAB, Queensland, Australia


Suction prevalence and related arrhythmia in left ventricular assist device recipients (62)

Christoph Gross, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria


Alarm Algorithms for Early Detection of Pump Thrombosis (104)

Martin Maw, University of Vienna, Vienna Austria


Evaluation of Periodic VAD-Speed changes on Intraventricular Flow Dynamics Using Numerical Simulation (121)

Moigan Ghodrati, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria


9:45    MODERATED POSTER Session 3 – Ballroom A

Moderators: R. Avery, K. Breathett, R. Smith, P. Tran  


10 – 10:15 Coffee Break/Exhibits


10:15 – 10:30  Special Lecture   Arrhythmias in Patients with LVADS: ICDs, CRTs, and All That…        Alan Cheng, Medtronic, Mounds View, MN USA


10:30 – 11:00  KEYNOTE 4     Adverse Events: What do they really mean?? Establishing Standards and Developing Testing Modalities (15 min)

Robert Kormos, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA USA

Moderators and Discussants (15 min):  J. Kirklin University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL USA (will also provide an Intermacs update)

  1.      Long  Integris Health, Oklahoma City, OK USA


11:00 – 12:15    Scientific Session X  Peripherals and Monitoring

Moderator:  S. Airhart (USA), M. Ono (Japan) and H. Schima (Austria)

11:00 – 11:15  Clinical Limitations –T. Elliott, Medstar, Washington, DC USA

11:00 – 11:15  Remote monitoring/Bluetooth – J. Sims, Medtronic, Framingham MA USA

11:15 – 11:30  Batteries and Power – E. Takeuchi, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY USA

11:30 – 11:45  Web interactive systems – D. Christensen, Innovative Program Solutions,

Pine Grove PA USA

11:45 – 12:15 Rapid Fire Abstracts


Wireless Power System for Fully Implanted LVAD (11)

Greg Aber, EverHeart Systems, Webster, Texas USA


What precipitates driveline infection? (5)

Cumara Sivathasan, National Heart Center, Singapore


High Efficiency Fully Implanted LVAS (10)

Greg Aber, EverHeart Systems, Webster, Texas USA


Advanced Machine Learning Techniques for Sound Wave Analysis Can Identify Ventricular Assist Device Thrombosis (32)

Liviu Klein, UCSF, San Francisco, CA USA


Daily-activity of patients after left ventricular assist device implantation and during hospital readmissions (61)

Cristoph Gross, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna Austria


12:15 – 1:15  Lunch Symposium 

Part 1.  Abbott Technology Update – K. Bourque, Abbott, Burlington MA USA

Part 2.  Brief Lunch Talk  MCS –  Clinical Reality – Now and the Future – O. Howard “Bud” Frazier – Baylor/Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas USA

Part 3.  Transplantation in the World of Enhanced MCS Use – UNOS and the Future of the Adult Heart Allocation System in the United States – J. Copeland, W. Dembitsky, A. El Banayosy, S. Hankins, Z. Khalpey, J. Long, M. Sherwood, N. Sweitzer, G. Wieselthaler


1:15 -3:00     Scientific Session XI  Thrombosis, Shear and Pulsatility

Moderators:  D. Bluestein (USA), T. Siess (Germany/USA) and V. Turitto (USA)

1:15 – 1:30      Shear-Mediated Platelet Activation/Anti-thrombotics – Evolving Mechanisms

  1. Slepian, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ USA

1:30 – 1:40      Can we build devices without shear – K. Bourque, Abbott, Burlington, MA USA

1:40 – 2:10      Can we invoke real pulsatility – J. Cysyk, Penn State, Hershey PA USA

2:10 – 2:25      Panel discussion:  J. Cysyk, J. Long, O. Maruyama, J. Sheriff, G. Wieselthaler

2:25 – 3:00      Rapid Fire Abstracts


In vitro characterization of endothelial cell-platelet pro-thrombotic interaction mechanisms associated with left ventricular assist device therapy (68)

Alice Apostoli/Annalisa Dimasi, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy


Effects of a Left Ventricular Assist Device on Endothelial Function: Comparison between LVAD models (18)

Aya Watanabe, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan


Sensorless Detection of Thrombus Using Real-Time Viscosity Measurement in a Magnetically-Levitated Rotary Blood Pump (22)

Takuro Maruyama


CorWave LVAD Magnetic and Hydraulic Efficiency Study (56)

Pier Paolo Monticone, CorWave SA, Paris, France


CorWave LVAD Optical Visualzation (57)

Pier Paolo Monticone, CorWave SA, Paris France


2:45    MODERATED POSTER Session 4 – Ballroom A

Moderators: S. Hankins, C. Sivathasan, U. Steinseifer, P. Tran


3:00 – 3:15 Coffee Break/Exhibits


3:15- 3:45     Scientific Session XII    Myocardial Recovery, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials

Moderators: M. Slepian (USA) and Z. Khalpey (USA)

3:15 – 3:30      Myocardial Recovery – Emma Birks, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY USA

3:30 – 3:45      Electrospinning and Microfibers – Utility for MCS systems – V. Merkle, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ USA

Rapid Fire Abstracts

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Cardiomyocyte Tissue Engineered Graft Improves Left Ventricular Function and Electro-Mechanical Coupling in Rats with Heart Failure (124)

Jordan Lancaster, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ USA


Ascending aortic dimension is a useful predictor for left ventricular assist device explantation (15)

Masaki Tsuji, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan


3:45 – 4:45   Scientific Session XIII   The Total Artificial Heart

Moderators: F. Arabia (USA) and D. Timms (Austria)

3:45 – 4:00      Emerging Clinical Role of the TAH – F. Arabia, Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles CA USA

4:00 – 4:15      TAH vs Bi VAD – J. Copeland, University of Arizona (Prof. Emeritus), Tucson, AZ USA

4:15 – 4:30      New TAH Designs – D. Timms, BiVACOR, Houston, Texas USA

4:30 –  4:45      Rapid Fire Abstracts


Progress in the Development of a Continuous Patient Monitor for the Cleveland Clinic Continuous Flow Total Artificial Heart (46)

Barry Kuban, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH USA


TEG Platelet Mapping (TEG PM) Guided Management of Patients with Total Artificial Heart (TAH) (112)

Oksana Volod, Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA


4:45 – 5:45   Scientific Session XIII  Pumps – Present and Future

Moderators:  J. Copeland (USA), R. Smith (USA) and T. Yamane (Japan)

Rapid Fire Abstracts

In vivo preclinical biocompatibility evaluation of CH-ventricular assist device with totally magnetic suspension rotor in a sheep model (16)

Haibo Chen, State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease, National Center for Cardiovascular Disease, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China


Preclinical evaluation of an extracorporeal ventricular assist device with the Hydrodynamically levitated centrifugal pump (42)

Tomonori Tsukiya, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Research Center, Osaka, Japan


Multi-Variable Evaluation of Hydraulic Performance in a Minimally Invasive, Partial Support LVAD (43)

Peter Smith, Texas Heart Institute, University of Houston, TX USA


Development of an Implantable Ultracompact Fully Magnetically Suspended Centrifugal Blood Pump (66)

Frank Lin, CH Biomedical, Zurich, Switzerland


First Laboratory Prototype of a Seal-less Rotary Piston Blood Pump (107)

Johannes Wappenschmidt, Aachen University, Aachen Germany


5:45 – 6:15  Innovation Challenge/Hackathon “Results” Presentation


6:15 – 6:30   Closing Remarks

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