Tag: heart team approach


Dr. Alexander Truesdell: “Team of Teams” for Treating Cardiogenic Shock

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”

Escalation of Support and Algorithms for Cardiogenic Shock

Dr. Mark Anderson joins Dr. Dan Raess to discuss improvements outcomes for patients in cardiogenic shock through the early use of mechanical circulatory support and the development of a shock protocol with the heart team. Dr. Anderson outlines Hackensack University Medical Center’s multi-disciplinary, heart team approach in treatment decision-making for patients in cardiogenic shock. Cardiac … Continue reading “Escalation of Support and Algorithms for Cardiogenic Shock”

Sample Job Description: Protected PCI Coordinator

Job Title: Protected PCI Coordinator/Outreach Coordinator Department: Cardiovascular Job Responsibilities: The Protected PCI Program Coordinator/Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for the development and implementation of the multi-disciplinary program. The Coordinator will take a lead role in the overall function of the Protected PCI Team, understanding and articulating the mission, vision, goals and strategies for the program and … Continue reading “Sample Job Description: Protected PCI Coordinator”

Heart Team Approach and Impella Support Saves Patient with Severe CMP and EF of 10%

Dr. Waqas Ghumman of JFK Medical Center presents a case patient who initially refuses CABG at an outside hospital only to require emergency care soon after for severe CMP and an EF of 10%. He was then transferred to JFKMC where Dr. Ghumman’s heart team approach and Impella CP were successfully implemented. Subscribe to our newsletter, … Continue reading “Heart Team Approach and Impella Support Saves Patient with Severe CMP and EF of 10%”

Developing a Cardiogenic Shock Protocol and a Heart Team Approach with Dr. Salvatore Mannino

Dr. Sal Mannino and a multi-disciplinary team successfully implemented a cardiogenic shock algorithm at a very busy tertiary center, to move away from unilateral decision-making and to serve as a guide for physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers. He shares the successes and challenges of creating an algorithm as well as how to best disseminate … Continue reading “Developing a Cardiogenic Shock Protocol and a Heart Team Approach with Dr. Salvatore Mannino”

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”

Building a Protected PCI Program Webinar Discusses the Heart Team Approach

The webinar* entitled “Building a Protected PCI Program: The Heart Team Approach” highlights the development and use of the heart team to treat cardiac patients at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. The presenters are members of the Heart Team and include Dr. D. Lynn Morris, Chairman of Cardiology and Director of the Einstein Institute for Health and Vascular Health; Dr. Mark Anderson, Chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery; Dr. Salil Shah, Cardiothoracic Surgeon; and Dr. Alexandra Tuluca, Cardiothoracic Surgeon. Mary Tierney, Chief Content Officer for Cardiovascular Business introduces the topic and moderates audience questions.Continue readingBuilding a Protected PCI Program Webinar Discusses the Heart Team Approach