A Retrospective Analysis Suggests Early Impella® Device Placement Confers Better Outcomes in High-Risk PCI and Cardiogenic Shock
Dr. Ashish Pershad of Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, discusses his recent retrospective study published in The Journal of Interventional Cardiology. This is a unique, retrospective, single-center registry analysis which compared in-hospital outcomes as well as important 1-year mortality outcomes in 262 all-comers who had the Impella device placed early, normally before PCI vs those who had the device placed late, after PCI. In this study, early Impella device insertion was associated with better in-hospital and 1-year outcomes compared to late device use. Learn from Dr. Pershad’s extensive experience on how to handle vascular access with Impella and how to close the access site after placement.
- Early vs Late Impella® Device Support is Associated with a Better Survival Benefit in AMICS: A Meta-Analysis
- Benefits of Early Support in High Risk PCI Patients
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