Tag: hemodynamic support


Automated Impella Controller (AIC) Interpretation in the ICU

How to Interpret the Automated Impella® Controller Vin Barry, Director of Product Development at Abiomed joins Dr. George Vetrovec to discuss how physicians should interpret the Automated Impella Controller (AIC) while making rounds. The AIC algorithm includes: Alarm Window Catheter Model Performance Level Mean Flow Placement Signal Waveform Motor Current Waveform Additionally, Vin presents a … Continue reading “Automated Impella Controller (AIC) Interpretation in the ICU”

An Intensivist’s Perspective on Impella Patient Management

Dr. Nate Gilmore discusses his experience as an intensivist supporting patients who arrive in the ICU while on mechanical circulatory support. His key takeaways include: Discuss with your institutions about which physicians can reposition an Impella heart pump Understand what AIC alarms mean in order to request the appropriate imaging tool, such as an echo … Continue reading “An Intensivist’s Perspective on Impella Patient Management”

Impella-Assisted Subclavian Stenting in the Setting of Low EF and LAD Ischemia

Dr. Michael Benz presents a case of Impella-Assisted Subclavian Stenting in the Setting of Low EF and LAD Ischemia in a post-CABG patient. Dr. Benz performed a Protected PCI procedure on this 86 year old patient. Her medical history included CABG performed in 2008 and a stroke in 2011, in addition to other comorbid conditions. … Continue reading “Impella-Assisted Subclavian Stenting in the Setting of Low EF and LAD Ischemia”

The Science of Hemodynamic Support in the Modern Era

Dr. Mark Goodwin of Advocate Health Care presents a scientific presentation covering key factors to determining hemodynamic support, the technical considerations that have seemingly been overlooked over the past decade and the type of care required for low, medium and high risk patients. Tweet this, subscribe or join the conversation by following us on Twitter: @ProtectedPCI NPS-150-16 … Continue reading “The Science of Hemodynamic Support in the Modern Era”