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February 13, 2024

Handling High-Risk Patients in the Catheterization Laboratory

This article describes how the interventional cardiology team handles high-risk patients in the cath lab, from procedural preparation and planning through procedural monitoring, as well as weaning strategies and access site management.

January 25, 2024

Clinical Presentation and In-Hospital Trajectory of Heart Failure and Cardiogenic Shock  

Jaime Hernandez, MD, and Bobbi Bogaev Chapman, MD, discuss the clinical presentation and in-hospital trajectory of heart failure and cardiogenic shock from Dr. Hernandez's most recent publication with the Shock Working Group.

January 19, 2024

Case Presentation by Alan Gass, M.D., FACC

Alan Gass, M.D., FACC from Westchester Medical Center presents a case of a 48-year-old male without prior medical history who presented to a local hospital with several hours of chest pain.

January 5, 2024

EuroPCR 2023 How to Optimize High-Risk PCI Patient Outcome: Opening and Session Objectives

Javier Escaned, MD, opens the session titled “How to optimize high-risk patient outcome?” at EuroPCR 2023.

January 5, 2024

EuroPCR 2023: Complete Revascularization with pVAD vs IABP

Vasileios Panoulas, MD, discusses data regarding completeness of revascularization in high-risk PCI with mechanical circulatory support (MCS) at EuroPCR 2023.

December 18, 2023

EuroPCR 2023: How To Optimize High-Risk PCI Patient Outcome: Discussion and Audience Interaction

Javier Escaned, MD, Nikos Werner, MD, Dirk Westermann, MD, and Vasileios Panoulas, MD, answer questions following the EuroPCR session “How to optimize high-risk patient outcome?”

November 17, 2023

Increasing Your Healthcare Economics IQ

Rick Clark, CPC, CPMA, discusses hospital reimbursement, provider reimbursement and documentation best practices at an educational event for advanced practice providers (APPs).

November 15, 2023

Impella RP Flex with SmartAssist® Tip-to-Toe

Jason Richard provides a tip-to-toe review of the key features of the Impella RP Flex with SmartAssist®.

November 15, 2023

Echo for Impella®: How to Measure and Determine Proper Position

Michael Galvin, a clinical educator at Abiomed, discusses how to identify Impella components and measure Impella position using echocardiography.

November 14, 2023

Tampa General Heart Team: High-Risk Revascularization

Four physicians from the heart team at Tampa General Hospital discuss their approach to high-risk revascularization in patients with heart failure.

November 10, 2023

Echocardiography for Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist®

Michael Galvin discusses how to measure the position of the Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist® using echocardiography.

November 8, 2023

Pre-Procedural Clinical Workup for Protected PCI

Fadi Al-Rashid, MD, discusses his publication on standard pre-procedural clinical workup for Protected PCI.

October 24, 2023

Optimal Revascularization Strategies During Protected PCI

Prof. Dr. Jan-Malte Sinning discusses optimal revascularization strategies during protected high-risk procedures with Impella® heart pumps.

October 23, 2023

cVAD Registry v. Insurance Databases

William O’Neill, MD, and Alejandro Lemor, MD, compare insurance databases to the cVAD registry and discuss factors that characterize high-risk patients requiring MCS.

October 23, 2023

Alejandro Lemor, MD: A-SMART-EF Score

Alejandro F. Lemor, MD, disusses A-SMART-EF, a new risk score for predicting outcomes in patients supported with Impella® during PCI.