Category: Case Reviews


Case Review: High-Risk PCI Case Using Impella® Heart Pump Support on an Unprotected Left Main Coronary Artery

Dr. David Lasorda presents a high-risk PCI case using Impella® heart pump support to address an unprotected left main coronary artery with orbital atherectomy. Subscribe, tweet this or join the conversation by following us on Twitter: @ProtectedPCI. IM2-051-17 To learn more about the Impella® platform of heart pumps, including important risk and safety information associated with the use … Continue reading “Case Review: High-Risk PCI Case Using Impella® Heart Pump Support on an Unprotected Left Main Coronary Artery”

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

Dr. Sandeep Krishnan: Decision-making Algorithm for Selection of Hemodynamic Support Prior to PCI

Dr. Krishnan from the University of Washington presents a case involving a 61-year-old male who was referred to CABG twice, but turned down due to poor distal targets. Dr. Krishnan and the interventional team at the University of Washington used Impella CP® support to open two vessels with rotational athrectomy followed by PCI. The team … Continue reading “Dr. Sandeep Krishnan: Decision-making Algorithm for Selection of Hemodynamic Support Prior to PCI”

How Early CPI Testing May Lower Shock Patient Mortality from MODS

Dr. Ajay Srivastava of Scripps Clinic shares a shock case that highlights the importance of earlier and more comprehensive diagnosis. After a late diagnosis revealed a cardiac power output of less than 0.2, the patient received Impella CP® hemodynamic support and was weaned off all drips 24 hours later. However, multi-organ dysfunction syndrome in this … Continue reading “How Early CPI Testing May Lower Shock Patient Mortality from MODS”

Heart Team Approach and Impella Support Saves Patient with Severe CMP and EF of 10%

Dr. Waqas Ghumman of JFK Medical Center presents a case patient who initially refuses CABG at an outside hospital only to require emergency care soon after for severe CMP and an EF of 10%. He was then transferred to JFKMC where Dr. Ghumman’s heart team approach and Impella CP were successfully implemented. Subscribe to our newsletter, … Continue reading “Heart Team Approach and Impella Support Saves Patient with Severe CMP and EF of 10%”

AirLifted Shock Patient with Stent Thrombosis Receives Immediate Impella Support

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Dr. Mehran Khorsandi presents a complex and intense case of a 65 y/o male who presented to an outside hospital with an Acute MI one day previous. An Aortic Balloon Pump and 3 mm stent resulted in stent thrombosis and an emergency air-lift to Cedars-Sinai where immediate hemodynamic support helped save this … Continue reading “AirLifted Shock Patient with Stent Thrombosis Receives Immediate Impella Support”

Dr. Jason Wollmuth: Case Review of Complete Revascularization for a Patient in Cardiogenic Shock with Severe Multi-Vessel Disease

Dr. Jason Wollmuth presents a complex case of a patient in cardiogenic shock with severe multi-vessel disease. He feels that placing the Impella® heart pump made the procedure safer, and led to a more complete revascularization. Dr. Wollmuth also used a heart team decision-making approach. The patient is now walking up to a mile a … Continue reading “Dr. Jason Wollmuth: Case Review of Complete Revascularization for a Patient in Cardiogenic Shock with Severe Multi-Vessel Disease”

Difficult Decisions: Case Review with Dr. Siby Ayalloore, of Cardiovascular Institute of the South

Dr. Siby Ayalloore presents a compelling case of decision-making for a very functional 90 year old patient with left main disease including mid-LAD disease and proximal circ disease. As a heart failure physician, he collaborated with surgeons and interventionalists. This heart team approach led to the decision to perform a successful high-risk PCI. Tweet this, … Continue reading “Difficult Decisions: Case Review with Dr. Siby Ayalloore, of Cardiovascular Institute of the South”

Award-Winning Complex PCI Case with Rotoblation Presented at TCT

Dr. Sukhdeep Basra presents a high-risk PCI case with one of the highest degrees of surgical inoperability possible. In this award-winning case review initially presented at TCT, Dr. Basra credits intensive planning and the Impella® for the patient’s successful release POD 5. Subscribe, or join the conversation by following us on Twitter: @ProtectedPCI ICP-020-17 To learn more … Continue reading “Award-Winning Complex PCI Case with Rotoblation Presented at TCT”

How Impella® Provided Shock Patient Stabilization Prior to Transferring to Another Hospital

UCSD’s Dr. Mitul Patel shares a case of a shock patient transferred to his facility with an Impella CP® inserted for stabilization. Early hemodynamic support allowed Dr. Patel the time needed to assess this patient’s needs. The patient not only recovered fully but also displayed excellent systolic function recovery on a two month follow up. … Continue reading “How Impella® Provided Shock Patient Stabilization Prior to Transferring to Another Hospital”