Tag: high-risk PCI


High-Risk PCI with Impella 2.5

Dr. Muhammad Chaudhry of Aultman Hospital, Ohio, presents an emergent high-risk PCI case involving a 95% left main blockage along with a 80-90% blockage in the RCA and 100% distal RCA occlusion. The patient began experiencing severe chest pain and was evaluated for surgery. Shortly after, the patient went into asystole and CPR was initiated. … Continue reading “High-Risk PCI with Impella 2.5”

Developing a Protected PCI Algorithm

Dr. Hiram Bezerra explains how his team created a Protected PCI algorithm and got buy-in from the entire heart team. Dr. Hiram Bezerra of University Hospital, Cleveland, shares his success in developing a Protected PCI algorithm. He shares his experience in achieving consensus from the entire heart team, including interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, heart failure … Continue reading “Developing a Protected PCI Algorithm”

Safety and Feasibility of the Impella® Device in High-Risk Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Reference: Ait Ichou J et al. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv [published online September 20, 2017]. Key Takeaways Hemodynamic support with the Impella® device is associated with low mortality and low adverse events in patients undergoing high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention (HRPCI), according to a systematic review. According to findings from a systematic review by Ichou et al, … Continue reading “Safety and Feasibility of the Impella® Device in High-Risk Percutaneous Coronary Intervention”

Real-World Supported Unprotected Left Main Percutaneous Coronary Intervention with the Impella® Device

“This is an area of intense interest to myself and my team at the Detroit Medical Center. Our experience in left main coronary intervention and circulatory support is extensive.” Dr. Ted Schreiber of the Detroit Medical Center Heart Hospital discusses his clinical publication, Real-World Supported Unprotected Left Main Percutaneous Coronary Intervention with Impella Device, published … Continue reading “Real-World Supported Unprotected Left Main Percutaneous Coronary Intervention with the Impella® Device”

Case Review: Protected PCI for Unprotected Left Main Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Anthony Hilliard of Loma Linda University in California presents a case of high-risk PCI in a 72-year-old female presenting with significant dyspnea and chest discomfort, advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with diminished function, diabetes, known coronary artery disease with prior percutaneous interventions, significant peripheral artery disease, and severely reduced LV systolic function. The patient … Continue reading “Case Review: Protected PCI for Unprotected Left Main Coronary Artery Disease”

Chadi Alraies, MD, Presents Case of an Elderly Patient with Severe Aortic Stenosis Supported with the Impella CP® Device

Chadi Alraies, MD, of the Medstar Washington Hospital Center describes a case of hemodynamic support with the Impella® device in a patient with severe aortic stenosis referred to the hospital for TAVR. Since the patient was elderly and was at risk for complications, the physicians and family members decided against escalating therapy to high-risk extracorporeal … Continue reading “Chadi Alraies, MD, Presents Case of an Elderly Patient with Severe Aortic Stenosis Supported with the Impella CP® Device”