Category: Education


Impella Support Pre-PCI for AMICS is Associated with Higher Survival in Women

Reference: J Interven Cardiol 2016; 29:248–256. Cardiogenic shock (CS) is the leading cause of death after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and occurs in up to 10% of cases.1 Notably, the incidence of CS is higher in women presenting with STEMI than men (11.6% vs. 8.3%, p < 0.01).2   Previous studies evaluating the impact of CS … Continue reading “Impella Support Pre-PCI for AMICS is Associated with Higher Survival in Women”

Planning for Large Bore Access

Standardize Your Approach to Limit Bleeding Paul D. Mahoney, MD, describes the standardized approach for large bore femoral access at Sentara Heart Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, where he is the director of the structural heart program. His institution has a large program that performed more than 400 TAVR procedures, 100 MitraClip™ procedures, 100 Watchman™ procedures, … Continue reading “Planning for Large Bore Access”

Alternative Access Sites for Large Bore Procedures with Dr. Raj Tayal

Technical Skills for Advanced Operators Raj Tayal MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI discusses axillary access and other alternative access site techniques for large bore procedures. Dr. Tayal is the director of the cardiac cath lab at Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Tayal explains that percutaneous axillary implant volume is increasing with very favorable data from the axillary … Continue reading “Alternative Access Sites for Large Bore Procedures with Dr. Raj Tayal”

Large Bore Access Critical Skills with Dr. Adhir Shroff

Using Multimodality Approach for Femoral Access Adhir Shroff, MD, MPH, presents data supporting a multimodal approach to femoral access. Dr. Shroff is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois, Chicago and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center Co-Chair of the Vascular Access Working Group. He also recently co-authored a free SCAI Best Practices for … Continue reading “Large Bore Access Critical Skills with Dr. Adhir Shroff”

Hub-Spoke Patient Transfer Packet

Use this patient transfer checklist and documentation when transferring a patient supported with an Impella® device  from the “Spoke” hospital to the “Hub” hospital. Completing the patient transfer checklist ensures the best possible outcome for the patient during the transfer process.

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”

Femoral Insertion of Impella 2.5/CP with AIC

This instructional video provides the steps to insert the Impella 2.5® or Impella CP® with the assistance of the Automated Impella Controller into the femoral artery. Subscribe, Tweet this or join the conversation by following us on Twitter: @ProtectedPCI AIC-007-17