Recovery from STEMI-to-Shock Downward Spiral Alexander Truesdell, MD, presents a case of a 61-year-old male who presented with acute anterior STEMI. With heart rate in the 80s and blood pressure 120s, this patient was not clinically meeting any criteria for cardiogenic shock when transferred to the cath lab. The patient had multivessel occlusion and received … Continue reading “Cardiogenic Shock Heart Recovery Case Study”
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
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”
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.