Category: Case Reviews


Challenging Impella-supported Protected PCI Cases

State of the Art Approach for Optimizing Patients Prior to TAVR Dr. Siddharth Wayangankar discusses his protected PCI strategy for managing patients with severe aortic stenosis and low EF with multivessel disease, specifically difficult to stent distal left main lesions. “The bottom line is that these patients need complete revascularization before considering TAVR,” he tells … Continue reading “Challenging Impella-supported Protected PCI Cases”

Intravascular Lithotripsy with Shockwave prior to Protected PCI with Impella CP

Shockwave Intravascular Lithotripsy for Large Bore Access Followed by High-Risk PCI Dr. Chandan Devireddy, interventional cardiologist from Emory School of Medicine joins Dr. George Vetrovec to present a high-risk PCI case using intravascular lithotripsy to prepare a complex, calcified femoral artery for large bore access. This case demonstrates a novel, adjunctive technique to gain femoral … Continue reading “Intravascular Lithotripsy with Shockwave prior to Protected PCI with Impella CP”

Protected PCI with Impella and Intravascular Lithotripsy with Shockwave

Dr. Robert Riley of Christ Hospital presents a high-risk PCI case that required hemodynamic support with the Impella CP heart pump and utilized intravascular lithotripsy with Shockwave for vascular access. Subscribe, or join the conversation by following us on Twitter: @ProtectedPCI NPS-196

Alexander Truesdell Presents a Case on Cardiomyopathy with Impella Support

Alexander Truesdell, MD, of Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, discusses a case of ischemic cardiomyopathy involving a 70 year old male presenting with diabetes, multi-vessel CAD, LV systolic dysfunction and chronic systolic heart failure. The Inova heart team started with a multi-disciplinary consultation using a Protected PCI algorithm to determine the appropriate treatment option for … Continue reading “Alexander Truesdell Presents a Case on Cardiomyopathy with Impella Support”

Complex Chronic Total Occlusion

Complex CTO Case with Dr. John Troy Owens Dr. John Troy Owens of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) presents a case of a 62-year-old male with history of extensive coronary artery disease and prior CABG (LIMA-LAD, SVG-OM, SVG-PDA), severely reduced left ventricular function with history of apical aneurysm and resolved LV thrombus. Additionally, the patient had … Continue reading “Complex Chronic Total Occlusion”