Category: Tips & Tricks


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 To learn more about the Impella® platform of heart pumps, … Continue reading “Quick Tips on Access and Closure”

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”

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”

Protected PCI Program: What it Means at Spectrum Health

John Mulder discusses what “Protected PCI” means at Spectrum Health, including: Protected by hemodynamic support with Impella heart pump Cases are reviewed by a multi-disciplinary heart team Support provided by an advanced heart failure/VAD team Support available from a multi-disciplinary shock team Dedicated cath lab schedule with dedicated staff Cardiothoracic back-up with CT-ICU Related Content: … Continue reading “Protected PCI Program: What it Means at Spectrum Health”

An Intensivist’s Perspective on Impella Patient Management

Dr. Nate Gilmore discusses his experience as an intensivist supporting patients who arrive in the ICU while on mechanical circulatory support. His key takeaways include: Discuss with your institutions about which physicians can reposition an Impella heart pump Understand what AIC alarms mean in order to request the appropriate imaging tool, such as an echo … Continue reading “An Intensivist’s Perspective on Impella Patient Management”

Large Bore Access: Q&A with Dr. Adhir Shroff

Dr. Adhir Shroff discusses key elements of large bore femoral access. He details his experience with identifying appropriate access points and best practices including: Image guided femoral access Floroscopic guidance with ultrasound as a complement Micropuncture technique Angiography from a remote location Subscribe, Tweet this, or join the conversation by following us on Twitter: @ProtectedPCI IMP-396-17 To … Continue reading “Large Bore Access: Q&A with Dr. Adhir Shroff”