The Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium (U-CARS) was held virtually on March 24th and 25th, 2022.
The symposium had over 900 attendees, 5 Industry Theaters, and Sessions over the two days that included discussions of what constitutes “good enough” myocardial repair, innovation in heart failure and myocardial recovery, clinical cardiac recovery and remission in chronic heart failure patients, and diagnostic and therapeutic recovery strategies in acute heart failure and shock, including an exciting debate between Daniel Burkhoff, MD, PhD and Demetris Yannopoulos, MD regarding LV venting during VA ECMO.
This year’s keynote speaker was Lynne Warner Stevenson, MD, Professor of Medicine and Heart Failure Fellowship Director in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Stevenson’s talk, “Recovery from What?” revised the definition of what is truly Heart Failure and what is treated and what is recoverable.
The Feature Oral Presentation of Selected Abstracts had great attendance and participation. Twelve selected abstracts were presented showcasing the work of scientists in this field.
Overall, 2022’s U-CARS was a solid success, evidenced by feedback from attendees around the globe.