Category: Protected PCI


History of Primary PCI

ProtectedPCI.com’s Dr. Seth Bilazarian speaks with Detroit Medical Center’s Dr. Cindy Grines on her experiences as an innovator and early adopter of Primary PCI. Dr. Grines describes not only how she spearheaded what is now a standard system of care, but also the pressures posed on her within the professional community during those early days. … Continue reading “History of Primary PCI”

Complete Revascularization of 67-year old Heart Failure Patient

Tulane University School of Medicine’s Dr. Nidal Abi Rafeh shares a fascinating case of complete revascularization using Protected PCI and Impella. The case is also an example of the need for cardiologists and interventional cardiologist, in particular, to constantly develop skill sets. Tweet this or subscribe to be alerted of future case reviews.

Impella Best Practices Based on 10 Years of Experience

The ProtectedPCI.com blogging team spoke with the Academic Medical Center’s Dr. Jose Henriques at the European Advanced Hemodynamic Course in Frankfort, Germany. Dr. Henriques has been using Impella from the first generation device and has recently published the European expert consensus document on Impella use in Europe. In this video he will discuss best practices … Continue reading “Impella Best Practices Based on 10 Years of Experience”

Strategy for Complete Revascularization for Higher-Risk Patients with UA/NSTEMI

Dr. Carlos Alfonso of the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami presents a Protected PCI case review of a patient with UA/NSTEMI with complex disease. A key takeaway from this case is Impella’s ability to provide backup support so Dr. Alfonso could take his time in achieving a lasting result for his … Continue reading “Strategy for Complete Revascularization for Higher-Risk Patients with UA/NSTEMI”

Building a Protected PCI Program, Collaboration and Cooperation Keys to Success

Today’s podcast is from Dr. Brij Maini, Regional Medical Director of Tenet Florida. Previously he was at PinnacleHealth in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. At both hospitals, Dr. Maini successfully developed a large referral network and interventional program with Protected PCI as a core competency. Today he’ll share his insights on the collaborative and cooperative strategy to building a Protected … Continue reading “Building a Protected PCI Program, Collaboration and Cooperation Keys to Success”

Heart Team Approach Key to Successful Treatment of Calcific High Grade Left Main Intervention

This week’s case review takes us to the 2016 CRT Meeting in Washington D.C. Presenting his Protected PCI case is Dr. Mark Grise, Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Sacred Heart Hospital. A key takeaway from this case is the medical team’s collaborative decision making and focus on keeping the best interest of their … Continue reading “Heart Team Approach Key to Successful Treatment of Calcific High Grade Left Main Intervention”

Heart Team Recommends Protected PCI vs. Medical Management for Treatment of 3VD After Surgical Turn Down

Today’s case review comes from the University of Washington’s Dr. Ravi Hira, who presents a ProtectedPCI case involving three-vessel intervention. Dr. Hira is Assistant Professor and Director of the Acute Cardiac Catheterization Service at Harborview Medical Center. His case involves the complete revascularization of a patient, who was successfully released from the hospital in relatively … Continue reading “Heart Team Recommends Protected PCI vs. Medical Management for Treatment of 3VD After Surgical Turn Down”

Dr. Karim Ibrahim Shares His Experiences With High-Risk PCI & Impella

The ProtectedPCI.com Blogging Team attended the Abiomed Advanced Interventional Course in Frankfurt, Germany where we interviewed Dr. Karim Ibrahim, a member of the faculty. Dr. Ibrahim shared data from his site in Dresden, Germany, covering his experience using Impella during the course. Transcript: Interviewer: We’re here with Dr. Karim Ibrahim at the Abiomed advanced interventional … Continue reading “Dr. Karim Ibrahim Shares His Experiences With High-Risk PCI & Impella”