Category: Case Reviews


Cardiogenic Shock Heart Recovery Case Study

Successful Impella® Support Prior to Complete Revascularization Dr. James Park presents his first NCSI enrollee—a patient with cardiogenic shock with prolonged resuscitation and multiple shocks—in whom he initiated Impella® support prior to revascularization. In addition to presenting this good heart recovery story, Dr. Park shares how his center is striving to improve the quality of … Continue reading “Cardiogenic Shock Heart Recovery Case Study”

Impella Use in STEMI Patient

Successful Revascularization in Very Late Stent Thrombosis Case Dr. Sagar Mallikethi Reddy discusses Impella use in a STEMI patient with very late stent thrombosis, incessant ventricular tachycardia (VT), and a very high LVEDP. This case also highlights a conservative approach to ensure closure post-procedure in an acute patient. Dr. Reddy is an interventional cardiologist at McLaren … Continue reading “Impella Use in STEMI Patient”

Case Video: Impella Connect® Was Key to Troubleshooting

Remote Support in a Snowstorm As an early user of Impella Connect®, Dr. David Zlotnick describes how this technology, which allows remote visualization of Automated Impella® Controller (AIC) console data, has been valuable to his team at the University of Buffalo. Dr. Zlotnick is an interventional cardiologist and assistant professor of medicine at University of … Continue reading “Case Video: Impella Connect® Was Key to Troubleshooting”

Shift Toward Door-to-Support

Modern Approaches to AMI Cardiogenic Shock Three clinicians discuss paradigm shifts in the treatment of AMI cardiogenic shock. In this webcast, Dr. George Vetrovec, Dr. Bryan Kluck, and Dr. Gautam Kumar provide case studies and insights illustrating when and how to use mechanical circulatory support, specifically Impella®, to optimize treatment in patients with cardiogenic shock. … Continue reading “Shift Toward Door-to-Support”

The Importance of Early Intervention of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

Dr. Uri Elkayam discusses Impella Support for PPCM Dr. Uri Elkayam discusses the importance of recognizing and treating peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM). He explains that the majority of patients who require mechanical circulatory support or transplant develop deterioration of heart function to the point where they present with cardiogenic shock. Yet he emphasizes, “The potential for … Continue reading “The Importance of Early Intervention of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy”

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”