Tag: cardiomyopathy


Alexander Truesdell Presents a Case on Cardiomyopathy with Impella Support

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”

The Effect of LVAD Unloading on Cardiac Recovery in Patients with Ischemic and Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy

Key Takeaways

  • 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.
Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have become increasingly prevalent tools used in the treatment of heart failure (HF) patients. Reverse remodeling as well as myocardial function improvement may occur in HF patients receiving LVAD support. Continue readingThe Effect of LVAD Unloading on Cardiac Recovery in Patients with Ischemic and Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy

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 watch presentations and case reviews from leading physicians in the industry. The course, “CHIP: Hemodynamic Support and Complex PCI” taking place on January 23-24, 2016, was hosted by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and was organized by leading interventional cardiologists in the field: Drs. Ajay Kirtane, Marty Leon, and Jeffrey Moses from New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, and Dr. John Lasala from Washington University School of Medicine.[caption id="attachment_519" align="alignright" width="225"]Breakout workshops included lessons with the hemodynamic simulator, large bore closure training/simulator, chronic total occlusion (CTO) simulation, and adjunctive devices. Breakout workshops included lessons with the hemodynamic simulator, large bore closure training/simulator, chronic total occlusion (CTO) simulation, and adjunctive devices.[/caption]Continue readingDr. Jeff Moses Illustrates Typical High-Risk Patient at CHIP Course