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CCM® Awareness – Device Options for Heart Failure – Finding the Fit – Let’s Have a Debate

November 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

November 18th, 2020

7:00pm – 8:00pm EDT


CCM® Awareness – Device Options for Heart Failure – Finding the Fit – Let’s Have a Debate

Experts don’t necessarily agree!

New device-based options for treating heart failure have arrived – and the indications for their appropriate use occasionally overlap.

This webinar will provide an upbeat and lively discussion between experienced users of each of the current device-based therapeutic options for moderate to severe heart failure. Each faculty member will provide an overview of their specific technology, present the clinical evidence, highlight procedural safety issues (if any), and define indication-based screening processes for appropriate patients.

The device technologies that will be reviewed include: Cardiac Contractility Modulation (Optimizer® Smart), Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT), and Baroreflex Activation Therapy (BAT). After each presentation the faculty will debate appropriate patient selection.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand precisely where in the progressive clinical course of HF patients may become eligible for specific device-based therapeutic options
  • Acknowledge the urgency and importance of properly assessing NYHA classification
  • Understand the specific indications and contraindications for CCM®, CRT, and BAT therapies
  • Clarify expectations benefits and outcomes your patients considering device-based HF treatment can expect
  • Appreciate and learn to overcome barriers that impede patient access to device therapy for HF patients



Vinay Thohan, MD, FACC, FHRS

Vinay Thohan, MD, FACC, FHRS

Professor of Clinical Medicine, Director of Advanced a Heart Failure Therapies

Mission Health HCA
Asheville, NC


Freddy Abi – Samra, MD

Freddy Abi – Samra, MD


Ochsner Health Systems
Baton Rouge, LA

Rahul Doshi, MD

Rahul Doshi, MD

Pillar Chief Complex Arrhythmia Management, Cardiovascular Arrhythmia Group, Cardiovascular Center of Excellence

HonorHealth Medical Group
Scottsdale, AZ

Gery Tomassoni, MD, FACC, FHRS

Gery Tomassoni, MD, FACC, FHRS

Director of Electrophysiology, Head of Cardiovascular Research

Baptist Health Lexington
Lexington, KY


November 18, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar Category:
Am I a candidate for CCM® Therapy?