Tag: Dr. Elias Haddad


Axillary Access Case Review: High-Risk PCI on an Unprotected Left Main Coronary Artery

Dr. Elias Haddad of Vanderbilt University Medical Center presents a case of a surgical turndown patient with cirrhosis, severe aortic valve stenosis, severe coronary artery disease, and LAD with moderate severe calcification. Dr. Haddad outlines his decision-making and considerations in the procedure planning for this Protected PCI using axillary access. Additionally, he discusses pre-close solutions … Continue reading “Axillary Access Case Review: High-Risk PCI on an Unprotected Left Main Coronary Artery”

Heart Team Approach for Problem-Solving Addressed a Complex PCI

Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute’s Dr. Elias Haddad shares a Protected PCI case of a 70 year, old heavy smoker presenting with what was believed to be bronchitis. After multiple misdiagnoses, the heart team approach reveals Systolic Heart Failure with an EF of 15%. This multidisciplinary approach and Impella support allowed for complete revascularization. Tweet … Continue reading “Heart Team Approach for Problem-Solving Addressed a Complex PCI”