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Impella Support Pre-PCI for AMICS is Associated with Higher Survival in Women

Reference: J Interven Cardiol 2016; 29:248–256. Ca...

Planning for Large Bore Access

Standardize Your Approach to Limit Bleeding Paul D. Mahoney, MD, describes the standardized approach for large bore fe...

Large Bore Femoral and Axillary Closure with Dr. Amir Kaki

Vascular Closure Techniques and Devices Amir Kaki, MD, FACC, FSCAI discusses large bore femoral and...

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...

Large Bore Access Critical Skills with Dr. Adhir Shroff

Using Multimodality Approach for Femoral Access Adhir Shroff, MD, MPH, presents data supporting a multimodal...

Managing Large Bore Access Complications

Step by Step Approach Paul D. Mahoney, MD, director of the structural heart program at Sentara Heart Hospital in Norfo...

Femoral Insertion of Impella 2.5/CP with AIC

This instructional video provides the steps to insert the Impella 2.5® or Impella CP® with the assistance of the Automated Im...

Dr. Bill O’Neill explains the concept of cardioprotection

What is Cardioprotection? Dr. Bill O’Neill of Henry Ford Health System and co-principle investigator...

When to Support Patients with Complex PCI

At this year's Hartzler Interventional Cardiology Symposium, Dr. William O’Neill of Detroit’s Henry Ford Hospital shares a...

How Does the Pressure-Volume Loop Work

Here's an effective online resource to gain a better understanding of cardiac physiology. Watch this video to learn how physiol...

The Campeau Radial Paradox: Radial vs. Femoral Access [JACC]

A 2015 paper on the Campeau Radial Paradox in...

Protected PCI Programs: Training with the Impella 2.5™ Heart Pump

Training and education are key components of Protected PCI™ programs using the Impella 2.5™ heart pump....

2015 Consensus Recommendations on Percutaneous Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices

The availability of percutaneous mechanical support (MCS) devices such as Impella®, TandemHeart, and ECMO requires cardiologis...

Study Finds pVADs are Cost-Effective for High-Risk PCI

In the era of increasing healthcare costs, the cost-effectiveness of traditional versus emerging technologies is an ongoing con...

Circulation Editorial Discusses Advances in High-Risk PCI

A recent editorial by Dr. Ted Bass from the University of Florida published in...

High-Risk Percutaneous Coronary Interventions in Modern Day Clinical Practice: Current Concepts and Challenges

The advances of the percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedure has evolved significantly since the early 1980’s, acco...

Dr. Daniel Burkhoff on Patient Care Through Pressure-Volume Loops

The Protected PCI blogging team recorded our latest podcast at the Advanced Hemodynamics workshop in Frankfurt, Germany where D...

Roundtable Discusses Protected PCI for High-Risk Patients

In the video below, Dr. John Lasala from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, hosts a roundtable discussion on Protected...

Dr. Seth Bilazarian’s Top Takeaways from TCT 2015

Dr. Seth Bilazarian, Vice President of Interventional Cardiology Programs at Abiomed, attended TCT 2015 and blogged about what...

Protected PCI Cases Highlight Day 1 of the 2015 EU Advanced Hemodynamic Course in Frankfurt

The first day of the Advanced Hemodynamic Course hosted by Abiomed was on Thursday, November 5, 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany. The...

Wall Street Journal Reports on Decline in Inappropriate Stent Procedures

A study, presented at the AHA conference this week, shows that inappropriate stent procedures are on a decline, after physician...

Exclusive: Post-TCT 2015 Q&A with CRF Center for Education Executive Director Joshua Hartman

Last week we highlighted the top tweets from the recent TCT Event and promised an interview with the event planning team. So w...

Hemodynamic Support for High-Risk PCI a Key Focus of TCT 2015

Use of Hemodynamic Support for High Risk PCI was clearly a major focus at TCT 2015 with multiple didactic sessions and multiple...

TCT 2015 Live Case Demonstrates Success with “Undoable Case”

On Monday afternoon at the TCT Conference, Drs. David Kandzari and Nicholas Lembo from Piedmont Heart Institute in Atlanta, GA...

Protected PCI of 58-year-old Woman Demonstrated at TCT 2015 Live Case

The first full day of the TCT conference kicked off on Monday, October 12. There was a lot of buzz around the convention hall,...

TCT 2015 Session Reviews CHIP Cases with Focus on Technical Issues

Great case base learning session this morning by Dr Manish Parikh from Columbia University Medical...

TCT 2015 Symposium Provides Introduction to Protected PCI

On March 23, 2015, the FDA approved the Impella® 2.5 heart pump for use during elective and urgent high risk percutaneous coro...