The Houston Shock Symposium

After careful consideration surrounding safety concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to postpone the Fourth Annual Houston Shock Symposium 2021. While many conferences are continuing to be offered virtually, a virtual platform does not adequately fulfill our goal for having interactive discussions, debates and networking opportunities. We are committed to providing our attendees with the best experience and learning opportunities you would expect from the Symposium organization.

Please visit the Shock Library for previous years’ presentations and events.

The Houston Shock Symposium is a dedicated cardiogenic shock symposium that encompasses interventionalists, advanced heart failure cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiac physiologists, cardiologists, critical care physicians, and engineers. It is our aim to have world renowned experts in this field to share and advance knowledge, expertise, and vision to save lives and reduce shock’s unacceptable high mortality rate.

The Annual Houston Shock symposium has over 50 national and international experts in the field of cardiogenic shock. Our targeted audience are critical care physicians, general cardiologists, advanced heart failure cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, intensivists, fellows in training, and medical staff interested in the physiology, diagnosis, and management of cardiogenic shock.

Houston Shock Skills Lab

The Houston Shock Skills Lab this year will allow registered attendees to perform:

  • Large bore percutaneous cannulation
  • Percutaneous arterial closure
  • Trans-septal puncture
  • Insertion of percutaneous mechanical assist devices including Impella, TandemHeart, and VV/VA ECMO percutaneous support devices
  • Bovine heart LVAD cannulation

Separate registration for the Skills Lab is required.

Present at the Third Annual Houston Shock Symposium

We invite you to engage our panel of experts and attendees in one of the following discussion categories:

  • Acute myocardial infarction complicated by shock
  • Acute decompensated heart failure
  • Post cardiotomy cardiogenic shock
  • Post LVAD RV Failure
  • Role of percutaneous mechanical circulatory assist device in shock
  • Percutaneous or Surgical MCS Device Failure
  • Novel utilization of MCS device or drug therapy

You can do so in the following format:
Oral Case Presentation
Please submit your case in a PowerPoint format of no more than 10 slides.

Case Submission is now closed.