Tag: hemodynamics

How Impella Affects Hemodynamics

Jo Kajewski, Advanced Impella Trainer, gives an in-depth look at how Impella affects a patient’s hemodynamics. Subscribe or join the conversation by following us on Twitter: @ProtectedPCI NPS-535

Right Heart Hemodynamics

Visualizing Hemodynamics During Biventricular Support Dr. Daniel Burkhoff presents a graphic representation of a HARVI simulated case of biventricular support in a patient with biventricular failure. Using the metrics of central venous pressure (CVP) and pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP), he demonstrates the hemodynamic impact of therapies over the course of treatment for this patient. … Continue reading “Right Heart 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