Alexander Truesdell, MD, of Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, discusses a case of ischemic cardiomyopathy involving a 70 year old male presenting with diabetes, multi-vessel CAD, LV systolic dysfunction and chronic systolic heart failure. The Inova heart team started with a multi-disciplinary consultation using a Protected PCI algorithm to determine the appropriate treatment option for … Continue reading “Alexander Truesdell Presents a Case on Cardiomyopathy with Impella Support”
Dr. Anmar Kanaan of Cleveland Clinic Akron General joins Dr. Cathy Jeon to discuss a case of a 60 year old male who presented with episodes of ventricular tachycardia and firing of his AICD. The patient has a history of tobacco abuse, severe COPD, complex coronary artery disease with a previous stent in his left … Continue reading “Complex PCI for Patient with Cardiomyopathy”
The Effect of LVAD Unloading on Cardiac Recovery in Patients with Ischemic and Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy
- Myocardial function improvement following mechanical unloading with durable LVADs may occur in patients with chronic ischemic cardiomyopathy, but at a much lower rate than those with nonischemic cardiomyopathy (21% vs 5%).
- Little is known about the effect of LVADs on myocardial structure and function following treatment for ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM).
- Peak LVEF can be achieved 6 months after LVAD support.
- Patient characteristics dictate the most favorable duration of mechanical unloading in patients with ICM.
- This study showed that chronic mechanical unloading can improve myocardial structure and function in both nonischemic cardiomyopathy (NICM) and ICM patients.
How a High-Risk PCI Patient with Advanced Cardiomyopathy was Completely Revascularized, Dr. Ali Nsair
UCLA School of Medicine’s Dr. Ali Nsair shares a CHIP case of a 68 year old high-risk PCI patient with advanced cardiomyopathy who was completely revascularized. Tweet this, find educational opportunities near you or subscribe.
In this case review, Abiomed’s Dr. Seth Bilazarian speaks with Emory University’s Dr. Gautam Kumar about multi-vessel disease in a patient with a cardiomyopathy and ventricular tachycardia.