Tag: hemodynamics

How Does the Pressure-Volume Loop Work

Here’s an effective online resource to gain a better understanding of cardiac physiology. Watch this video to learn how physiology terms like end-systolic, end-diastolic, pulse pressure, stroke volume, and ejection fraction, can be easily figured out using the pressure-volume loop. Tweet this or subscribe to our blog to learn more about cardiac physiology.

Building Your Impella Program: Lessons from Greenville Health System

impellaprogramOn Friday, December 4, 2015, a course entitled “Building your Impella Program: Lessons from Greenville Health System” was presented to cardiac catheterization laboratory physicians, nurses and technicians in Greenville, South Carolina. Two physicians, Drs. Josh Doll and Jesse Jorgensen from the Greenville Health System, Greenville, SC, led the primary discussion around Protected PCI.Dr. Doll’s presentation, entitled “Updated Guidelines, Patient Identification and Clinical Data,” reviewed the rationale for hemodynamic support and the growing population of patients with a combination of complex coronary anatomy, reduced left ventricular function and comorbidities. These patients are often turned down for surgery and remain undertreated in community settings. As a result, these patients are often in emergency rooms repeatedly, and readmitted to the hospital, using health care resources at a high cost.Continue readingBuilding Your Impella Program: Lessons from Greenville Health System