Dr. Amir Kaki: Tips, Tricks & Techniques

Dr. Amir Kaki joins us to discuss tips, tricks and techniques for high-risk PCI. In chapter 1, Dr. Kaki draws on his experience at one of the busiest centers in the country to address groin management, a common challenge for high-risk intervention patients. Learn his techniques in a didactic, step-by-step format. He also outlines an access technique protocol, which the team institutionalized for large bore sheath insertion, removal and complication management.

In chapter 2, Dr. Kaki shares his decision-making strategies for Impella explantation, including a protocol to explant large bore access sheaths. Dr. Kaki also shares the strategies that he uses in the cath lab to ensure hemostasis after explantation.

In chapters 3 and 4 of this 4-chapter series, Dr. Amir Kaki addresses decision-making strategies for management of complications at the groin access point, including management of perforation and handling of thrombotic complications. He outlines how his team maintains safe hemostasis. In chapter 4, Dr. Kaki outlines his strategies on how to handle sheath management in patients who are hemodynamically dependent on the Impella device, but the sheath is occlusive and the patient has lower limb ischemia. Dr. Kaki walks through his strategy in handling these challenges.

Video Chapters:

Dr. Amir Kaki: Access & Implant (Part 1 of 4)
Dr. Amir Kaki: Explantation & Closure (Part 2 of 4)
Dr. Amir Kaki: Complications Management (Part 3 of 4)
Dr. Amir Kaki: Occlusive Sheath Management (Part 4 of 4)

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