Tag: Dr. Daniel Burkhoff


Dr. Daniel Burkhoff on Patient Care Through Pressure-Volume Loops

The Protected PCI blogging team recorded our latest podcast at the Advanced Hemodynamics workshop in Frankfurt, Germany where Dr. Daniel Burkhoff from Columbia University lectured on hemodynamics. Dr. Burkhoff has reintroduced the topic through his work as a lecturer, a researcher, and developer of the Harvi app on hemodynamics. In this podcast, he'll discuss how cardiologists and interventional cardiologists know about pressure-volume loops and their significance in patient care. Continue readingDr. Daniel Burkhoff on Patient Care Through Pressure-Volume Loops

Harvi Hemodynamic Simulator App Showcased at Advanced Hemodynamic Course in Frankfurt

Dan Burkhoff, M.D., Ph.D. of Columbia University Medical Center, was the first presenter at the EU Hemodynamic Support Course- Expanding Clinical Applications for Your Patients, taking place in Frankfurt. His presentation, “Mechanisms of Hemodynamic Support,” discussed the science behind hemodynamic support and pressure volume implications in high-risk PCI patients.At the start of his talk, Dr. Burkhoff noted that it is gratifying to see that many of the hemodynamic parameters predicted in cardiac performance models many years ago, are now becoming a reality in the current era of mechanical circulatory support (MCS). Dr. Burkhoff has become the clinical expert on the science of hemodynamics and discussed the different effects that different MCS devices have on left ventricular mechanics. “We understand a lot about the left ventricle by understanding the pressure,” which includes volume loops, vascular impedance, coronary blood flow, myocardial energy, autonomic reflexes and pressure flow.Dr. Burkhoff is the author and creator of Harvi, a cardiovascular simulator for hemodynamics, which is available as an iPad app. Harvi permits the simulation of different clinical scenarios, including high risk PCI, allowing users to compare support devices, such as the IABP, the Impella® line of heart pumps and ECMO.Continue readingHarvi Hemodynamic Simulator App Showcased at Advanced Hemodynamic Course in Frankfurt

Study on Cardiogenic Shock during Acute MI Wins Top 50 Abstract and Posters Award at TCT 2015

At TCT on Tuesday, October 13, Drs. Navin Kapur, Anuradha Lala, Yu Gho, Noam Josephy, Richard Karas, and Daniel Burkhoff were awarded the Top 50 Abstract and Poster Awards for their poster entitled “The Recover Right Trial Criteria for Right Ventricular Failure: An Analysis of the Should we emergently revascularize Occluded coronaries for Cardiogenic shock (SHOCK) Trial and Registry.”The number of deaths associated with cardiogenic shock during acute myocardial infarction is high, even with the use of the intra-aortic balloon pump and revascularization. These authors hypothesized that right ventricular dysfunction may contribute to poor clinical outcomes in patients with cardiogenic shock during acute myocardial infarction.With the availability of a right ventricular support device called the Impella RP, it may be possible to provide support for the right ventricle if patients with right ventricular dysfunction could be identified. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of right ventricular dysfunction among patients with cardiogenic shock during acute myocardial infarction.Continue readingStudy on Cardiogenic Shock during Acute MI Wins Top 50 Abstract and Posters Award at TCT 2015