Category: Protected PCI


High-Risk PCI Involving Chronic Kidney Disease, PVD and LV-dysfunction

Dr. Flaherty presents a case review of an 85-year-old male who presented with unstable angina symptoms, multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD), severe PVD (right leg intermittent claudication), moderate-severe bioprosthetic aortic valve stenosis, and a depressed ejection fraction (35%). IMP-938

PROTECT Series of Clinical Studies Provides Mounting Evidence for Impella Support in High-risk PCI

Looking at the data from the PROTECT Series—PROTECT I1, PROTECT II RCT2, and PROTECT III—William O’Neill, MD, medical director of the Center for Structural Heart Disease at Henry Ford Hospital believes that “the totality of clinical data in favor of Impella supported high-risk PCI allows interventional cardiologists to be confident they are using the optimal … Continue reading “PROTECT Series of Clinical Studies Provides Mounting Evidence for Impella Support in High-risk PCI”

Techniques to Reduce Bleeding with Large Bore Access Devices

Dr. Amir Kaki Discusses Techniques to Reduce Bleeding Dr. Amir Kaki outlines the factors that have led to reductions in bleeding and complications with large-bore access devices, including Impella, over the past decade, and discusses techniques and best practices for access and closure. Dr. Kaki is the director of mechanical circulatory support and complex PCI … Continue reading “Techniques to Reduce Bleeding with Large Bore Access Devices”