Category: Presentations


Value of Complete Revascularization in a Single Setting

Dr. Rajan Patel Presents Supporting Data at TCT 2019 “I’m going to talk about some compelling data demonstrating the value of complete revascularization,” Dr. Rajan Patel states as he opens this TCT 2019 presentation, “and give you some provocative data suggesting that complete revascularization in a single setting may be better than staging complete revascularization.” … Continue reading “Value of Complete Revascularization in a Single Setting”

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”

Real-World Supported Unprotected Left Main Percutaneous Coronary Intervention with the Impella® Device

“This is an area of intense interest to myself and my team at the Detroit Medical Center. Our experience in left main coronary intervention and circulatory support is extensive.” Dr. Ted Schreiber of the Detroit Medical Center Heart Hospital discusses his clinical publication, Real-World Supported Unprotected Left Main Percutaneous Coronary Intervention with Impella Device, published … Continue reading “Real-World Supported Unprotected Left Main Percutaneous Coronary Intervention with the Impella® Device”

High-Risk Intervention Using the Impella® Pump for Three-Vessel Disease

In this case, Dr. Francis Kim of Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine in New York presents a patient severely reduced left ventricular systolic function, chronic total occlusion of the right coronary artery (RCA), and prior coronary intervention of the proximal left anterior descending and proximal left circumflex arteries. In addition, the patient had acute anterior wall … Continue reading “High-Risk Intervention Using the Impella® Pump for Three-Vessel Disease”

A Retrospective Analysis Suggests Early Impella® Device Placement Confers Better Outcomes in High-Risk PCI and Cardiogenic Shock

Dr. Ashish Pershad of Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, discusses his recent retrospective study published in The Journal of Interventional Cardiology. This is a unique, retrospective, single-center registry analysis which compared in-hospital outcomes as well as important 1-year mortality outcomes in 262 all-comers who had the Impella device placed early, normally before PCI … Continue reading “A Retrospective Analysis Suggests Early Impella® Device Placement Confers Better Outcomes in High-Risk PCI and Cardiogenic Shock”

Current Approaches to Coronary Calcification

In this session presented at the CCVVC 2017 Symposium, Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM, describes coronary calcification and its impact on complex high-risk interventional procedures. During the presentation, Dr. Kirtane describes how calcification may impair stent delivery or expansion. Additionally, he explains the ACCF/AHA/SCAI 2011 percutaneous coronary intervention guidelines for the treatment of calcified lesions. … Continue reading “Current Approaches to Coronary Calcification”

Impella® Heart Pump and Reduced Occurrence of Acute Kidney Injury in High-Risk PCI

Dr. Michael Flaherty discusses the retrospective, single-center study published in Circulation Research which finds that use of hemodynamic support with Impella 2.5® heart pump during high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention (HRPCI) can reduce the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) even when those patients had preexisting kidney disease and low ejection fraction (EF). The new study … Continue reading “Impella® Heart Pump and Reduced Occurrence of Acute Kidney Injury in High-Risk PCI”