Tag: Dr. Thomas Tu


Femoral Access and Explant

Dr. Thomas Tu of Baptist Health Hospital discusses his approach to safely and effectively obtain access in the femoral artery and techniques to place a sheath in preparation for Impella insertion and avoid vascular complications. Topics include: Femoral access and removal Device insertion and positioning technique Special situations including resheathing and alternative access Tune in … Continue reading “Femoral Access and Explant”

Impella Insertion: Tips & Tricks

Dr. Thomas Tu of Baptist Health Hospital discusses his approach to placing Impella once the sheath has been placed. Dr. Tu outlines several techniques, including: Over the wire versus wireless Angiographic landmarks for cannula placement Loading the Impella catheter on to the guidewire Aligning the placement guidewire Obtaining hemostasis Tune in to learn tips, tricks … Continue reading “Impella Insertion: Tips & Tricks”