Category: Cardiogenic Shock


Impella Support Pre-PCI for AMICS is Associated with Higher Survival in Women

Reference: J Interven Cardiol 2016; 29:248–256. Cardiogenic shock (CS) is the leading cause of death after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and occurs in up to 10% of cases.1 Notably, the incidence of CS is higher in women presenting with STEMI than men (11.6% vs. 8.3%, p < 0.01).2   Previous studies evaluating the impact of CS … Continue reading “Impella Support Pre-PCI for AMICS is Associated with Higher Survival in Women”

Cardiogenic Shock Protocol Pocket Guide

Using a defined cardiogenic shock best practices protocol derived from real-world data for cardiogenic shock treatment has been associated with improved outcomes. Download this cardiogenic shock guidelines pocket guide, offering best practices derived from the Abiomed Impella® Quality (IQ) Assurance Program and IRB-approved cVAD Study including, minimizing exposure to toxic inotropic medicines, unloading the left … Continue reading “Cardiogenic Shock Protocol Pocket Guide”

Door-to-Unload (DTU) in STEMI Trial Summary

DTU-STEMI Pilot Trial and Pivotal Trial Design Navin K. Kapur, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FAHA, presents a summary of mechanical left ventricular unloading and delaying reperfusion in patients with anterior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Dr. Kapur is the executive director of the Cardiovascular Center for Research & Innovation and associate professor, Department of Medicine, Interventional … Continue reading “Door-to-Unload (DTU) in STEMI Trial Summary”

Establishing A Heart Recovery Center

A Significant Step in Managing Cardiogenic Shock Dr. Hiram Bezerra discusses the first heart recovery center in his region, which will advance efforts to manage cardiogenic shock. Dr. Bezerra is the director of advanced coronary intervention and mechanical circulatory support at University Hospital Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Bezerra explains that … Continue reading “Establishing A Heart Recovery Center”

Case Study Video: Right Ventricular Failure

Impella RP® Support for Univentricular Shock Dr. Navin Kapur, an interventional heart failure specialist at Tufts Medical Center, presents a case of univentricular shock in a 60-year-old patient with late presentation RVMI and 3 vessel disease. This case illustrates a hemodynamics-based decision-making process leading to optimal patient outcome. Dr. Kapur explains that his surgical team … Continue reading “Case Study Video: Right Ventricular Failure”

Biventricular Support in Procedural Cardiogenic Shock

Use of Impella RP and Impella 2.5 for MitraClip Procedure Dr. Kamran Muhammad discusses a challenging case illustrating the decision to use Impella RP® with Impella 2.5® to provide biventricular support. Dr. Muhammad is a subspecialist in interventional cardiology at Oklahoma Heart Institute in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The patient was an 81-year-old female presenting to the … Continue reading “Biventricular Support in Procedural Cardiogenic Shock”

Case Review Video: Management of Myocarditis Patient

Impella 5.0® Heart Pump Support Until Transplant Dr. Roberta Bogaev and Dr. Shashank Desai present a case study in which Impella 5.0® support helped a patient with myocarditis achieve a successful heart transplant. The collaborative relationship between Dr. Bogaev from Bon Secours Health Systems, and Dr. Desai from Inova Fairfax Hospital, figures prominently in this … Continue reading “Case Review Video: Management of Myocarditis Patient”

Case Review Video: AMI Cardiogenic Shock

Heart Recovery in AMI Cardiogenic Shock Patients Dr. Bryan Kluck and Dr. Gautam Kumar discuss strategies for managing AMI cardiogenic shock cases and improving heart recovery in an interview conducted by Dr. George Vetrovec, Professor Emeritus at VCU in Richmond, Virginia. Bryan W. Kluck, DO, is an interventional cardiologist, endovascular interventionalist, and vascular medicine specialist … Continue reading “Case Review Video: AMI Cardiogenic Shock”

Discussion Video: Management of Cardiogenic Shock in CCU

Managing Impella Patients in the CCU Dr. Joseph Parrillo, Dr. Brian Porvin, and Dr. Steven Keller discuss managing AMI cardiogenic shock patients in the CCU with Impella®. The discussion covers several key management topics: Management of pressors The importance of invasive hemodynamic monitoring The use of echo for Impella placement to reduce or minimize the … Continue reading “Discussion Video: Management of Cardiogenic Shock in CCU”