Building a Protected PCI Program Webinar Discusses the Heart Team Approach
The webinar* entitled “Building a Protected PCI Program: The Heart Team Approach” highlights the development and use of the heart team to treat cardiac patients at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. The presenters are members of the Heart Team and include Dr. D. Lynn Morris, Chairman of Cardiology and Director of the Einstein Institute for Health and Vascular Health; Dr. Mark Anderson, Chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery; Dr. Salil Shah, Cardiothoracic Surgeon; and Dr. Alexandra Tuluca, Cardiothoracic Surgeon. Mary Tierney, Chief Content Officer for Cardiovascular Business introduces the topic and moderates audience questions.
The goal of the heart team is to provide each patient the best treatment option and the best opportunity for an excellent outcome. The heart team is a multidisciplinary team that includes interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, heart failure specialists, echocardiographers, anesthesiologists, ICU physicians and nurses, respiratory therapy, dietary and social services. The heart team meets weekly to discuss each patient and ask, “what is the best way to give this patient the best outcome with the least risk?” and develop a treatment plan for each patient.
The team is successful because all members of the heart team work together collaboratively, with mutual respect for each other and each member’s expertise. The heart team approach enables the Einstein Institute for Health and Vascular Health to treat high-risk patients and provide complete revascularization in a controlled, safe environment. Complete revascularization is the goal of treatment and is conducted with hemodynamic support provided by the Impella heart pump. The benefits of complete revascularization are decreased hospital stays; less repeat hospitalizations and fewer repeat interventions.
The webinar includes details of the development of Einstein’s heart team as well as critical information needed to start a high-risk program and develop a heart team. The detailed information includes the composition of the heart team, training and staff needs, physician and patient outcomes to measure, procedural data to collect, and fiscal metrics. The question and answer period provides additional details of the heart team and their approach to treating high-risk patients with complex coronary artery disease.
Listen to this informative webinar to learn about the heart team model, which aims to provide the best care to patients with the best outcomes.
*The webinar was produced by Cardiovascular Business. It is the first part of the series entitled “Building a Protected PCI Program” and is sponsored by Abiomed.
Impella® Device — Indication & Safety Information
INDICATIONS FOR USE
The Impella 2.5® and Impella CP® Systems are temporary (≤ 6 hours) ventricular support devices indicated for use during high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) performed in elective or urgent, hemodynamically stable patients with severe coronary artery disease, when a heart team, including a cardiac surgeon, has determined high-risk PCI is the appropriate therapeutic option. Use of the Impella 2.5 and Impella CP Systems in these patients may prevent hemodynamic instability, which can result from repeat episodes of reversible myocardial ischemia that occur during planned temporary coronary occlusions and may reduce peri- and post-procedural adverse events.
The Impella 2.5®, Impella CP®, Impella 5.0®, and Impella LD® Catheters, in conjunction with the Automated Impella Controller (collectively, “Impella® System Therapy”), are temporary ventricular support devices intended for short term use (≤ 4 days for the Impella 2.5 and Impella CP, and ≤ 6 days for the Impella 5.0, and Impella LD) and indicated for the treatment of ongoing cardiogenic shock that occurs immediately (< 48 hours) following acute myocardial infarction or open heart surgery or in the setting of cardiomyopathy, including peripartum cardiomyopathy, or myocarditis as a result of isolated left ventricular failure that is not responsive to optimal medical management and conventional treatment measures (including volume loading and use of pressors and inotropes, with or without IABP). The intent of Impella System Therapy is to reduce ventricular work and to provide the circulatory support necessary to allow heart recovery and early assessment of residual myocardial function.
Important Risk Information for Impella devices
The Impella 2.5, Impella CP, Impella 5.0 and Impella LD are contraindicated for use with patients experiencing any of the following conditions: Mural thrombus in the left ventricle; Presence of a mechanical aortic valve or heart constrictive device; Aortic valve stenosis/calcification (equivalent to an orifice area of 0.6 cm2 or less); Moderate to severe aortic insufficiency (echocardiographic assessment graded as ≥ +2); Severe peripheral arterial disease precluding placement of the Impella System; Significant right heart failure*; Combined cardiorespiratory failure*; Presence of an Atrial or Ventricular Septal Defect (including post-infarct VSD)*; Left ventricular rupture*; Cardiac tamponade*
* This condition is a contraindication for the cardiogenic shock indication only.
POTENTIAL ADVERSE EVENTS
Acute renal dysfunction, Aortic valve injury, Bleeding, Cardiogenic shock, Cerebral vascular accident/Stroke, Death, Hemolysis, Limb ischemia, Myocardial infarction, Renal failure, Thrombocytopenia and Vascular injury
In addition to the risks above, there are other WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS associated with Impella devices. Visit http://www.abiomed.com/important-safety-information to learn more.
Right-Side Support – Indication & Safety Info.
INDICATIONS FOR USE
The Impella RP® System is indicated for providing temporary right ventricular support for up to 14 days in patients with a body surface area ≥1.5 m2, who develop acute right heart failure or decompensation following left ventricular assist device implantation, myocardial infarction, heart transplant, or open-heart surgery.
Important Risk Information for Impella RP
The Impella RP System is contraindicated for patients with the following conditions: Disorders of the pulmonary artery wall that would preclude placement or correct positioning of the Impella RP device. Mechanical valves, severe valvular stenosis or valvular regurgitation of the tricuspid or pulmonary valve. Mural thrombus of the right atrium or vena cava. Anatomic conditions precluding insertion of the pump. Presence of a vena cava filter or caval interruption device, unless there is clear access from the femoral vein to the right atrium that is large enough to accommodate a 22 Fr catheter.
POTENTIAL ADVERSE EVENTS
The potential adverse effects (eg, complications) associated with the use of the Impella RP System: Arrhythmia, Atrial fibrillation, Bleeding, Cardiac tamponade, Cardiogenic shock, Death, Device malfunction, Hemolysis, Hepatic failure, Insertion site infection, Perforation, Phlegmasia cerulea dolens (a severe form of deep venous thrombosis), Pulmonary valve insufficiency, Respiratory dysfunction, Sepsis, Thrombocytopenia, Thrombotic vascular (non-central nervous system) complication, Tricuspid valve injury, Vascular injury, Venous thrombosis, Ventricular fibrillation and/or tachycardia.
In addition to the risks above, there are other WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS associated with Impella RP®. Visit http://www.abiomed.com/impella/impella-rp to learn more.
General Indication and Safety Information
To learn more about the Impella platform of heart pumps, including important risk and safety information associated with the use of the devices, please visit: www.protectedpci.com/indications-use-safety-information/