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Congratulations to September and October 2016 Impella Heart Team Certification Program Graduates

The Protected PCI Blogging Team wants to take a moment to recognize the physicians who recently completed the “Impella He...
  

Congratulations to May and July 2016 Impella Heart Team Certification Program Graduates

The Protected PCI Blogging Team wants to take a moment to recognize the physicians who recently completed the “Impella He...
  

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 sha...
  

Device Options, Patient Managment and Case Reviews

Ochsner Medical Center’s Dr. Rajan Patel presents practical Impella use and management strategies, and also tips and tric...
  

Protected PCI Programs: Impella Training for Physicians

High quality training for physicians on the use of Impella® devices is a key component of Abiomed’s Protected PCI™ program...
  

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 p...
  

Impella Best Practices Based on 10 Years of Experience

The ProtectedPCI.com blogging team spoke with the Academic Medical Center’s Dr. Jose Henriques at the European Advanced H...
  

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. Who ...
  

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...
  

How to Better Evaluate, Identify and Manage Shock Patients

Recently, Abiomed’s platform of Impella® heart pumps received FDA approval for the treatment of patients experiencing cardio...
  

Appropriate Use Criteria Discussion Leads Day 2 of ACC 2016

Day 2 of the ACC 2016 Scientific Session and Expo in Chicago – watch as Abiomed’s VP of...
  

New Definition of High Risk Patient and Other Highlights from Day 1 of ACC 2016

Today the ACC 2016 Scientific Session and Expo kicked off in Chicago. Watch as Abiomed’s VP of Interventional Cardiology ...
  

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 ...
  

Congratulations to February and March 2016 Impella® Heart Team Certification Program Graduates

The Protected PCI™ Blogging Team wants to take a moment to recognize the physicians who recently completed the “Impella...
  

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...
  

Dr. Navin Kapur Discusses pMCS devices at CHIP Course

As part of the “CHIP: Hemodynamic Support a...
  

Dr. Jeff Moses Illustrates Typical High-Risk Patient at CHIP Course

Nearly 100 interventional and clinical cardiologists from around the country gathered in Fort Lauderdale to collaborate and wat...
  

Latest Webinar on Building a Protected PCI Program Features the University of Washington Heart Center in Seattle

The Building a Protected PCI Program series* presents a webinar entitled “The Programmatic Approach to Teaching, Tactics and ...
  

Building a Protected PCI Program Webinar Discusses the Heart Team Approach

The webinar* entitled “Building a Protected PCI Program: The Heart Team Approach” highlights the development and use of the...
  

Dr. Jeffrey Moses Discusses Three Key Areas of Patient Concerns

The Protected PCI blogging team recorded our latest podcast at the Abiomed Advanced Users course in Europe, where Dr. Jeffrey M...
  

Dr. William Lombardi Discusses Overcoming Impediments in Treating High-Risk Coronary Patients

In this podcast, Abiomed’s Dr. Seth Bilazarian speaks with Dr. William Lombardi, a long-time expert in complex coronary i...
  

Latest Appropriate Use Criteria for Coronary Revascularization Indicate Patients Who Would Benefit from CABG or PCI

The latest update of the appropriate use criteria (AUC) for coronary revascularization by Patel et al. entitled “...
  

Drs. Martin Leon and Dan Burkhoff Discuss Hemodynamics of Protected PCI with Impella

In the video below, the Cardiovascular Research Foundation presents a discussion between Drs. Martin Leon and Dan Burkhoff from...
  

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...
  

Dr. John Lasala Discusses Benefits of Protected PCI at Scripps 2015

Protected percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with the ...
  

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...
  

Roundtable Discusses the Growing Need for Protected PCI

There is a growing need in the cath lab to treat more high risk patients, per the CHIP initiative. Dr. Ajay Kirtane, Dr. John L...
  

New Insights from PROTECT II Trial Discussed at TCT 2011

Hemodynamic Support in High Risk Patients Undergoing Extensive Revascularization: Dr. John Lasala, Dr. Jeff Moses, Dr. Bill O&#...
  

Protected PCI Offers New Option for Patients Turned Down for CABG or Traditional PCI

Improving the health of patients and offering the best possible treatments is the primary ethos and goal of any medical profess...
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