Category: Tips & Tricks


Quick Tips on Access and Closure

Dr. Alex Truesdell provides his top 3 tips for safe access and closure with the Impella device which include utilizing all of your senses, developing a rhythm, and more. Watch the video to learn more. Subscribe or join the conversation by following us on Twitter: @ProtectedPCI NPS-178 To learn more about the Impella® platform of heart pumps, … Continue reading “Quick Tips on Access and Closure”

Importance of Right Heart Catheterization

Dr. Susan Joseph, Advanced Heart Failure Specialist from Baylor University Medical Center, discusses perspectives on management of Impella patients in critical care units, particularly the use of invasive hemodynamic monitoring. PA catheters, or right heart catheterization, provide a minute to minute constant source of information about a patient with shock and their filling pressures, pulmonary … Continue reading “Importance of Right Heart Catheterization”

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”

Hybrid Closure Technique with Impella

Rajiv Tayal, MD, Director of Structural Heart Disease at JFK Medical Center, presents information from a clinical paper he co-authored regarding vascular closure in Impella supported PCI patients using multiple devices. Read more about The Hybrid Closure Technique: A Potential Standard for Large-Bore Arteriotomy Closure by R. Tayal, et al, in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions Supplement, CRT-200.03. … Continue reading “Hybrid Closure Technique with Impella”

Femoral Access and Explant

Dr. Thomas Tu of Baptist Health Hospital discusses his approach to safely and effectively obtain access in the femoral artery and techniques to place a sheath in preparation for Impella insertion and avoid vascular complications. Topics include: Femoral access and removal Device insertion and positioning technique Special situations including resheathing and alternative access Tune in … Continue reading “Femoral Access and Explant”

Impella Insertion: Tips & Tricks

Dr. Thomas Tu of Baptist Health Hospital discusses his approach to placing Impella once the sheath has been placed. Dr. Tu outlines several techniques, including: Over the wire versus wireless Angiographic landmarks for cannula placement Loading the Impella catheter on to the guidewire Aligning the placement guidewire Obtaining hemostasis Tune in to learn tips, tricks … Continue reading “Impella Insertion: Tips & Tricks”