Category: Presentations


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”

National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative: 1 Year Later

Video Chapters: The Impact of The Cardiogenic Shock Initiative (NCSI): One Year Later William O’Neill, MD Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in Women: PCI, MI, Shock, Myocarditis, SCAD, and Post-partum Cardiomyopathy Cindy Grines, MD Understanding the Importance of Ventricular Unloading in Management of AMI and Cardiogenic Shock Navin Kapur, MD Subscribe, or join the … Continue reading “National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative: 1 Year Later”

Heart Team Approach to Treating Cardiogenic Shock

Dr. Alexander Truesdell of INOVA Heart and Vascular Institute compares his experience in combat medicine and combat medical care to the cardiogenic shock scenario. Best practices based on the team’s real-world experience treating cardiogenic shock include: One-call system for shock call Multidisciplinary team including cardiac surgeons, interventional cardiologists and heart failure specialists Rapid, collaborative decision-making … Continue reading “Heart Team Approach to Treating Cardiogenic Shock”