Category: Case Reviews


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 To learn more about the Impella® platform of heart pumps, including important risk and safety information … Continue reading “Protected PCI with Impella and Intravascular Lithotripsy with Shockwave”

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”

Post-Operative RV Failure and Hemodynamic Support with Impella RP

Dr. Peter Monteleone joins Dr. George Vetrovec to discuss a case involving Impella RP for right ventricular support in immediate post-operative RV failure. RV dysfunction and failure is a known complication at the time of post-operative weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass. Dr. Monteleone discusses the etiology of RV failure and the available treatment options. The case … Continue reading “Post-Operative RV Failure and Hemodynamic Support with Impella RP”