Review of Trends, Variation and Outcomes in Impella® Use Dr. Seth Bilazarian, Abiomed’s Chief Medical Officer, provides a review of the observational analysis published in Circulation and presented at AHA 2019 by Amin, et al., comparing Impella to IABP. Dr. Bilazarian notes that the study is an observational, non-FDA audited analysis that is fundamentally flawed … Continue reading “Publication Review: Amin Analysis on Impella and IABP”
What is Cardiogenic Shock? Cardiogenic shock is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the heart can no longer pump enough blood to the body, usually as a result of an acute myocardial infarction. The goals of cardiogenic shock treatment are to restore blood flow and protect organs from damage. The Impella® heart pump provides hemodynamic … Continue reading “Top Cardiogenic Shock Treatment Objectives and Device Options”
Raj Tayal: Axillary “Dry Closure” Dr. Rajiv Tayal, one of the world’s experts on axillary access, talks to Dr. Cathy Jeon about the section he contributed to the SCAI “Vascular Access, Management, and Closure: Best Practices” eBook. Dr. Tayal describes the book as “non-branded, open for everyone, freely downloadable, and interactive. You can click on … Continue reading “SCAI Best Practices for Vascular Access and Closure”
Dr. Uri Elkayam discusses Impella Support for PPCM Dr. Uri Elkayam discusses the importance of recognizing and treating peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM). He explains that the majority of patients who require mechanical circulatory support or transplant develop deterioration of heart function to the point where they present with cardiogenic shock. Yet he emphasizes, “The potential for … Continue reading “The Importance of Early Intervention of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy”
A Significant Step in Managing Cardiogenic Shock Dr. Hiram Bezerra discusses the first heart recovery center in his region, which will advance efforts to manage cardiogenic shock. Dr. Bezerra is the director of advanced coronary intervention and mechanical circulatory support at University Hospital Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Bezerra explains that … Continue reading “Establishing A Heart Recovery Center”
Dr. Muhammad Chaudhry of Aultman Hospital, Ohio, presents an emergent high-risk PCI case involving a 95% left main blockage along with a 80-90% blockage in the RCA and 100% distal RCA occlusion. The patient began experiencing severe chest pain and was evaluated for surgery. Shortly after, the patient went into asystole and CPR was initiated. … Continue reading “High-Risk PCI with Impella 2.5”
Dr. Behnam Tehrani of Inova Heart and Vascular Institute explains an After Action Review (AAR) program to evaluate the shock program at his hospital. Watch the video to learn how to initiate an AAR program. Subscribe, tweet this or join the conversation by following us on Twitter: @ProtectedPCI. NPS-097-17
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- Dr. Alexander Truesdell of the INOVA Heart and Vascular Institute discusses how physicians can apply the same shock management principles found on the battlefront into everyday surgical practice.
- Early recognition of shock and early revascularization are two essential elements of successful treatment for shock on the battlefield as well as in conventional care centers.