Category: Protected PCI


Mt. Sinai Protected PCI Algorithm

Download the Mt. Sinai Protected PCI Algorithm to guide decision-making for appropriate use of the Impella 2.5 and Impella CP heart pump for Protected PCI.

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”

Developing a Protected PCI Algorithm

Dr. Hiram Bezerra explains how his team created a Protected PCI algorithm and got buy-in from the entire heart team. Dr. Hiram Bezerra of University Hospital, Cleveland, shares his success in developing a Protected PCI algorithm. He shares his experience in achieving consensus from the entire heart team, including interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, heart failure … Continue reading “Developing a Protected PCI Algorithm”

Impella Insertion: Tips & Tricks

Dr. Thomas Tu of Baptist Health Hospital discusses his approach to placing Impella once the sheath has been placed. Dr. Tu outlines several techniques, including: Over the wire versus wireless Angiographic landmarks for cannula placement Loading the Impella catheter on to the guidewire Aligning the placement guidewire Obtaining hemostasis Tune in to learn tips, tricks … Continue reading “Impella Insertion: Tips & Tricks”