Category: Specialist Opinions


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”

Dr. Raja Hatem: Best Practices for Creating an Impactful PowerPoint Presentation

Dr. Raja Hatem has created more than 100 PowerPoint presentations. He explains how to make an impactful PowerPoint for presenting case reviews. IM2-052-17 To learn more about the Impella® platform of heart pumps, including important risk and safety information associated with the use of the devices, please visit: www.protectedpci.com/indications-use-safety-information/

Specialist Opinion: Updates on Detroit Cardiogenic Shock Initiative with Michael Hacala

Michael Hacala, Detroit Cardiogenic Shock (DCSI) Coordinator at Henry Ford Hospital. Tune in to hear updates about the program, and learn how to participate. Partnering hospital systems participating in DCSI use a defined protocol for early placement of Impella in patients in cardiogenic shock. Since July, initial results from a small sampling of 30 patients … Continue reading “Specialist Opinion: Updates on Detroit Cardiogenic Shock Initiative with Michael Hacala”

Dr. Thorsten Siess, Abiomed’s CTO and Inventor of Impella® Shares his Insights on the Impella® Platform of Devices

Dr. Thorsten Siess, Abiomed’s Chief Technology Officer and inventor of Impella® discusses how the world’s smallest heart pump transformed from a product to a platform. Listen in to learn how the Abiomed team is developing new features to satisfy the clinician community’s needs. What new features are being developed by Dr. Siess now? Press play … Continue reading “Dr. Thorsten Siess, Abiomed’s CTO and Inventor of Impella® Shares his Insights on the Impella® Platform of Devices”

Managing the Economics of CHIP and Making the Case for Added Value

Dr. Aaron Grantham of St. Luke’s Mid-American Heart Institute presents how to measure the added value of high-risk PCI by first understanding the underlying economics. Given the cost cutting nature of hospital administrators, health care providers must know the data that determine costs and develop a programmatic approach to measuring value. Tweet this, subscribe or  join … Continue reading “Managing the Economics of CHIP and Making the Case for Added Value”

Developing a Cardiogenic Shock Protocol and a Heart Team Approach with Dr. Salvatore Mannino

Dr. Sal Mannino and a multi-disciplinary team successfully implemented a cardiogenic shock algorithm at a very busy tertiary center, to move away from unilateral decision-making and to serve as a guide for physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers. He shares the successes and challenges of creating an algorithm as well as how to best disseminate … Continue reading “Developing a Cardiogenic Shock Protocol and a Heart Team Approach with Dr. Salvatore Mannino”