Information for Physicians: Medical Office Review of Dhruva et al.

On February 10, the Dhruva et al. paper analyzing CATH PCI and Chest Pain registry data published in JAMA. This paper has sim...

Clinical Research

PROTECT IV Randomized Controlled Trial RECOVER IV Randomized Controlled T...

Publication Review: Amin Analysis on Impella and IABP

Review of Trends, Variation and Outcomes in Impella® Use Dr. Seth Bilazarian, Abiomed’s Chief Medical Offi...

PROTECT III

New PROTECT III Data Demonstrates Impella® Reduces MACCE Compared to IABP Dr. Jeffrey Popma examines the current...

Minimizing Hemolysis

Impella Position is Key Marvin Slepian, MD, who specializes in blood rheology, discusses the nature a...

Managing Impella® Position

Using Imaging and the AIC for Positioning Jo Kajewski, an Advanced Impella Trainer, uses the Abiomed...

Bleeding and Vascular Complications

A Look at Impella® Data Over Time Daniel Raess, MD, presents clinical data on Imp...

Multivessel Versus Culprit Vessel PCI

Is Multivessel PCI with Impella Support Safe in Cardiogenic Shock? Alejandro Lemor, MD, MS, discusses...

Impella® Patient Management

Questions to Ask When Caring for an Impella® Patient Jason Richard, an advanced Impella® trainer at Abiomed, reviews...

PROTECT Series of Clinical Studies Provides Mounting Evidence for Impella Support in High-risk PCI

Looking at the data from the PROTECT Series—PROTECT I1, PROTECT II RCT2, and PROTECT III—William O’...

National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative Update

Dr. Bill O’Neill Discusses Ongoing Progress in NCSI Bill O’Neill, MD presents some of the overall...

Cost-effectiveness and Impella

Dr. George Vetrovec Discusses Impella Cost Effectiveness Dr. George Vetrovec, professor of medicine, emeritus, at Virg...

Techniques to Reduce Bleeding with Large Bore Access Devices

Dr. Amir Kaki Discusses Techniques to Reduce Bleeding Dr. Amir Kaki outlines the factors that have led to reductions i...

Contemporary Landscape of PCI and RESTORE EF

TCT 2019 Presentation from SCAI President Dr. Ehtisham Mahmud At TCT 2019, Dr. Ehtisham Mahmud gave a...

NCSI Findings Regarding Right Ventricular Dysfunction

About 40% of AMICS Patients Develop Right Ventricular Dysfunction Dr. Babar Basir, an interventionalist at Henry Ford...

Does Impella Affect Predicted AKI Risk?

Study Shows a 78% Risk Decrease in Overall Incidence of Post-procedural AKI Dr. Michael Flaherty pres...

Impella Connect® and SmartAssist®

Facilitating Impella® Support in a Cardiogenic Shock Case...

Impella Support and Acute Kidney Injury During High-Risk PCI

Results from the cVAD Study™ on Renal Protection Dr. Michael Flaherty presents data on...

Case Video: Impella Connect® Was Key to Troubleshooting

Remote Support in a Snowstorm As an early user of...

Right Heart Hemodynamics

Visualizing Hemodynamics During Biventricular Support Dr. Daniel Burkhoff presents a graphic represen...

Demonstrating Right Heart Hemodynamics

Key to Recognizing Need for Biventricular Support Dr. Daniel Burkhoff walks through a HARVI...

Echocardiography for the Impella Heart Pump

Assessing Impella Position with Echo Michael Galvin RDCS, a cardiac sonographer and Abiomed Clinical Support Center Sp...

Summary of AKI Data with Impella Unloading

Study shows lower than predicted incidence of post-procedural AKI in Protected PCI patients Dr. Seth Bilazarian, chief...

Roma Verona Impella ProPCI Study Summary with Dr. Burzotta and Dr. Trani

Complete Revascularization Associated with Significant Improvement in LVEF and Long-term Survival In this video, Dr. A...

Quick Tips: Impella CP with SmartAssist™

Impella CP with SmartAssist™ Experience Inder Singh, MD, MS, interventional cardiologist at Di...

New Clinical Publication: Long-Term Outcomes of Complex, High-Risk PCI Patients

Dr. Shon Chakrabarti shares information on a recent publication from the Journal of Interventional Cardiology by Dr. Francesco...

New Data from NCSI Demonstrates 72% Survival with 98% Native Heart Recovery

New data from the National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative Study (NCSI) on 171 consecutive AMI cardiogenic shock (AMICS) patients...

Dr. Seth Bilazarian on the recent Circulation paper by Dr. Schrage/Dr. Ibrahim

Dr. Seth Bilazarian discusses a recent paper published in Circulation by Drs. Benedikt Schrage, Karim Ibrahim, et. al....

Analysis of Outcomes for 15,259 U.S. Patients with AMICS Supported with the Impella Device

Dr. William O’Neill outlines his recent publication of 15,529 AMI cardiogenic shock patients from the Impella Quality (IQ) da...

Use of Impella® Device to Assess Left Ventricular Function: A Proof-of-Concept Study

Left ventricular end-diastolic pressure (LVEDP) refers to the pressure in the LV at the end of diastolic filling and immediatel...

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...

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Welcome to the Protected PCI community, the largest source of education and reference materials on pVADs and the Impella® plat...

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