Tag: ejection fraction


Impact of PCI vs No PCI Before CABG on Short- and Long-Term Survival

Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) is a typical treatment of choice for coronary heart disease (CHD) patients who have previously received percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Prior PCI is often used to stabilize symptoms and improve outcomes following treatment. Multiple staged PCIs may be used as an alternative revascularization strategy for CABG. The impact of prior PCI on CABG outcomes, however, has remained a subject of debate. Continue readingImpact of PCI vs No PCI Before CABG on Short- and Long-Term Survival

New Study Finds Impella® Heart Pump Reduces Injury to Kidneys During High-Risk Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Specialist Opinion with Dr. Seth Bilazarian A new retrospective, single-center study published in Circulation Research finds use of hemodynamic support with Impella 2.5┬« heart pump during high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention (HRPCI) can reduce the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) even when those patients had preexisting kidney disease and low ejection fraction (EF). The new … Continue reading “New Study Finds Impella┬« Heart Pump Reduces Injury to Kidneys During High-Risk Percutaneous Coronary Intervention”