Category: Tips & Tricks


Planning for Large Bore Access

Standardize Your Approach to Limit Bleeding Paul D. Mahoney, MD, describes the standardized approach for large bore femoral access at Sentara Heart Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, where he is the director of the structural heart program. His institution has a large program that performed more than 400 TAVR procedures, 100 MitraClip™ procedures, 100 Watchman™ procedures, … Continue reading “Planning for Large Bore Access”

Alternative Access Sites for Large Bore Procedures with Dr. Raj Tayal

Technical Skills for Advanced Operators Raj Tayal MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI discusses axillary access and other alternative access site techniques for large bore procedures. Dr. Tayal is the director of the cardiac cath lab at Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Tayal explains that percutaneous axillary implant volume is increasing with very favorable data from the axillary … Continue reading “Alternative Access Sites for Large Bore Procedures with Dr. Raj Tayal”

Large Bore Access Critical Skills with Dr. Adhir Shroff

Using Multimodality Approach for Femoral Access Adhir Shroff, MD, MPH, presents data supporting a multimodal approach to femoral access. Dr. Shroff is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois, Chicago and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center Co-Chair of the Vascular Access Working Group. He also recently co-authored a free SCAI Best Practices for … Continue reading “Large Bore Access Critical Skills with Dr. Adhir Shroff”

Managing and Troubleshooting Femoral Access and Closure with Dr. Raj Patel

Femoral Access and Closure Strategies and Best Practices Rajan Patel, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, interventional cardiologist at Ochsner Clinic, presents a series of case studies highlighting management and troubleshooting techniques for femoral artery access and closure. Dr. Patel emphasizes that “getting access is technique dependent, not technology dependent.” To illustrate access strategies, he presents a … Continue reading “Managing and Troubleshooting Femoral Access and Closure with Dr. Raj Patel”

Quick Tips on Access and Closure

Dr. Alex Truesdell provides his top 3 tips for safe access and closure with the Impella device which include utilizing all of your senses, developing a rhythm, and more. Watch the video to learn more. Subscribe or join the conversation by following us on Twitter: @ProtectedPCI NPS-178

Hybrid Closure Technique with Impella

Rajiv Tayal, MD, Director of Structural Heart Disease at JFK Medical Center, presents information from a clinical paper he co-authored regarding vascular closure in Impella supported PCI patients using multiple devices. Read more about The Hybrid Closure Technique: A Potential Standard for Large-Bore Arteriotomy Closure by R. Tayal, et al, in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions Supplement, CRT-200.03. … Continue reading “Hybrid Closure Technique with Impella”