Category: Case Reviews


Cardiogenic Shock Due to Severe Multi-Vessel Disease

Dr. Alexander Truesdell, Interventional Cardiologist from Inova Heart & Vascular Institute, presents a case of cardiogenic shock, involving a 69 year old patient with severe multi-vessel disease and co-morbidities, EF between 10 and 15% and a severely depressed cardiac index. Prior to proceeding with PCI, the Impella CP was implanted to provide hemodynamic support. Once … Continue reading “Cardiogenic Shock Due to Severe Multi-Vessel Disease”

Complications Management: Hemolysis in AMI Complicated by Cardiogenic Shock

Dr. Jeffrey Fowler of the University of Pittsburg Medical Center presents a case describing a patient who had been in the CCU for 8 hours before experiencing an output of pink-tinged urine. Dr. Fowler was paged with concerns about the patient’s risk for hemolysis. Tune in to learn more about Dr. Fowler’s management strategy for … Continue reading “Complications Management: Hemolysis in AMI Complicated by Cardiogenic Shock”

Exchanging a Balloon Pump with the Impella CP® Heart Pump: Case Review

In this case presentation, Dr. Shon (Anjan) Chakrabarti of the Sentara Heart Hospital in Norfolk, VA, discusses the use of the Impella CP® device in a 62-year-old woman with obesity, diabetes, and hypertension who required escalation from a previously placed balloon pump. Due to multivessel disease, the patient was deemed too high risk for bypass … Continue reading “Exchanging a Balloon Pump with the Impella CP® Heart Pump: Case Review”

Case Review: AMI Cardiogenic Shock using Impella CP® Heart Pump Support on a Left Main During Orbital Atherectomy

Dr. David Lasorda of Allegheny General Hospital presents a case of AMI cardiogenic shock using Impella CP® Heart Pump Support on a left main involving Orbital Atherectomy. The patient is an 86 year old who was admitted to a community hospital in respiratory distress, was intubated and sent to a tertiary hospital where severe coronary … Continue reading “Case Review: AMI Cardiogenic Shock using Impella CP® Heart Pump Support on a Left Main During Orbital Atherectomy”

Specialist Opinion: Dr. Perwaiz Meraj

Dr. Perwaiz Meraj of Northwell Health discusses a new study demonstrating potential survival with Impella 2.5® heart pump insertion pre-PCI in heart attacks involving the left main coronary artery. IM2-049-17