Tag: access management


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”

Femoral Access and Explant

Dr. Thomas Tu of Baptist Health Hospital discusses his approach to safely and effectively obtain access in the femoral artery and techniques to place a sheath in preparation for Impella insertion and avoid vascular complications. Topics include: Femoral access and removal Device insertion and positioning technique Special situations including resheathing and alternative access Tune in … Continue reading “Femoral Access and Explant”

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”

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”

How to Start Your Own Protected PCI Program

Dr. Perwaiz Meraj of North Shore University Hospital in Long Island shares his Protected PCI program experiences. He also provides tips and insight on how to get Impella® for Protected PCI and other indications widely adopted in your hospital. Tweet this, subscribe or find educational opportunities near you.

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

A 2015 paper on the Campeau Radial Paradox in JACC Cardiovasc Interventions highlights the issue of access: radial vs. femoral access. This topic is often debated between physicians who are femoral versus radial operators. The radial enthusiasts believe their procedure is superior for both patient comfort and safety, and highlight the mortality benefit of a radial approach. Femoral operators point out that a femoral procedure is equally good in skilled hands, and may sometimes need to be used.  For example, the use of the Impella® requires a femoral-based approach. Continue readingThe Campeau Radial Paradox: Radial vs. Femoral Access [JACC]