Dr. Alex Truesdell of Virginia Heart discusses how a “team of teams” approach to treating cardiogenic shock can standardize care and improve outcomes. He also discusses the recent improvement in cardiogenic shock survival at Inova Heart and Vascular. After Inova Heart and Vascular Institute instituted a best practice protocol that includes early use of percutaneous … Continue reading “Dr. Alexander Truesdell: “Team of Teams” for Treating Cardiogenic Shock”
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Dr. Shon Chakrabarti joins Dr. Alex Truesdell who talks to us about best practices for vascular access and closure and details a step-by-step process. Dr. Truesdell emphasizes that safe vascular access and closure are just as important as the primary procedure. Watch the video to learn more. Subscribe or join the conversation by following us … Continue reading “Best Practices for Access and Closure with the Impella® Device”
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
Dr. Alexander Truesdell, Interventional Cardiologist at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute discusses his editorial, the War on Shock, published in the Journal of Invasive Cardiology. The editorial compares his experience as a military physician with his experience as a cardiologist treating cardiogenic shock. Watch the video to learn which systems of care Dr. Truesdell suggests … Continue reading “Identifying Cardiogenic Shock Early with a Heart Team Approach”
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. Alexander Truesdell, Interventional Cardiologist from Inova Heart & Vascular Institute, presents a case of cardiogenic shock, involving a 69 year old patient with severe multi-vessel disease and co-morbidities, EF between 10 and 15% and a severely depressed cardiac index. Prior to proceeding with PCI, the Impella CP was implanted to provide hemodynamic support. Once … Continue reading “Cardiogenic Shock Due to Severe Multi-Vessel Disease”
Dr. Alexander Truesdell of INOVA Heart and Vascular Institute compares his experience in combat medicine and combat medical care to the cardiogenic shock scenario. Best practices based on the team’s real-world experience treating cardiogenic shock include: One-call system for shock call Multidisciplinary team including cardiac surgeons, interventional cardiologists and heart failure specialists Rapid, collaborative decision-making … Continue reading “Heart Team Approach to Treating Cardiogenic Shock”
- Dr. Alexander Truesdell of the INOVA Heart and Vascular Institute discusses how physicians can apply the same shock management principles found on the battlefront into everyday surgical practice.
- Early recognition of shock and early revascularization are two essential elements of successful treatment for shock on the battlefield as well as in conventional care centers.
Virginia Heart’s Dr. Alexander Truesdell discusses a case of Protected PCI support for a 65 year old patient with heart failure, NSTEMI and cardiogenic shock. The case highlights the need for effective multi-disciplinary consultation to streamline the process of patient identification, diagnosis and intervention. Tweet this, subscribe or find an Impella training course near you.