Category: Presentations


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”

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”

Shock Team Protocols with Dr. Truesdell and Dr. Tehrani

Can anyone do it? Absolutely! Alexander Truesdell, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FSVM and Behnam Tehrani, MD, FSCAI, Medical Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at INOVA Heart and Vascular Institute, discuss their experience in adopting shock team protocols that have had a dramatic effect on survival and native heart recovery at their institution. “Can anyone do it? Absolutely!” … Continue reading “Shock Team Protocols with Dr. Truesdell and Dr. Tehrani”

Dr. Alexander Truesdell: “Team of Teams” for Treating Cardiogenic Shock

Dr. Alex Truesdell of Virginia Heart discusses how a “team of teams” approach to treating cardiogenic shock can standardize care and improve outcomes. He also discusses the recent improvement in cardiogenic shock survival at Inova Heart and Vascular. After Inova Heart and Vascular Institute instituted a best practice protocol that includes early use of percutaneous … Continue reading “Dr. Alexander Truesdell: “Team of Teams” for Treating Cardiogenic Shock”

Identifying Cardiogenic Shock Early with a Heart Team Approach

Dr. Alexander Truesdell, Interventional Cardiologist at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute discusses his editorial, the War on Shock, published in the Journal of Invasive Cardiology. The editorial compares his experience as a military physician with his experience as a cardiologist treating cardiogenic shock. Watch the video to learn which systems of care Dr. Truesdell suggests … Continue reading “Identifying Cardiogenic Shock Early with a Heart Team Approach”

Considerations for Impella vs. ECMO

Dr. Michael Tong, Director of Heart Transplantation; Dr. Edward Soltesz, Surgical Director; and Dr. Shinya Unai, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon all of the Cleveland Clinic join Dr. Dan Raess to discuss considerations for when ECMO is the right choice and when Impella is the right choice for their patients. Clinicians today have different mechanical circulatory … Continue reading “Considerations for Impella vs. ECMO”

The Door-to-Unloading (DTU) STEMI Safety & Feasibility Trial

Navin Kapur, MD, executive director of the CardioVascular Center for Research and Innovation at Tufts Medical Center, discusses the results of the FDA STEMI Door-to-Unloading safety and feasibility randomized controlled trial. These results were presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2018 in Chicago on Sunday, November 11. What did we learn from this pilot … Continue reading “The Door-to-Unloading (DTU) STEMI Safety & Feasibility Trial”

Best Practice Protocols for Cardiogenic Shock Showing Improved Outcomes Within the WellStar System

Dr. Salvatore Mannino, Director of the Short-Term Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at WellStar Health System joins Dr. Seth Bilazarian to discuss how his team has implemented a cardiogenic shock protocol that has shown to improve patient outcomes. Part of the protocol includes the following best practices: Safe femoral practices for large bore access Pre-PCI hemodynamic … Continue reading “Best Practice Protocols for Cardiogenic Shock Showing Improved Outcomes Within the WellStar System”