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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 discusses 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 30, 2023

TCT 2023 Daily Wrap: Day of Innovation and Day 1 

Seth Bilazarian, MD, and Chuck Simonton, MD, recap the kick-off Day of Innovation and highlights from Day 1 at TCT 2023 in San Francisco, CA.

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.

October 23, 2023

Bill O’Neill: High-Risk PCI and Use of MCS

William O’Neill, MD, defines high-risk PCI and explains how to decide when to use mechanical circulatory support in this short interview.

October 19, 2023

Echocardiography Views and Color Doppler for Impella®

Michael Galvin describes the 4 major views that make up a full echocardiogram as well as the role of color and spectral Doppler in assessing Impella® position.

October 13, 2023

Early Left Ventricular Unloading Improves Survival in Patients With Cardiogenic Shock Undergoing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)

Dr. Andreas Götzenich interviews Dr. Benedikt Schrage from Hamburg on the topic "Early left ventricular unloading improves survival in patients with cardiogenic shock undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)".

October 12, 2023

Vandenbriele Letter: “We Need More Pieces of the Puzzle”

Prof. Christophe Vandenbriele, MD, urges caution and the need for context when drawing conclusions from retrospective analyses in critically ill patients with cardiogenic shock.

October 9, 2023

Improving Survival in Cardiogenic Shock—A Propensity Score-Matched Analysis of the Impact of an Institutional Allocation Protocol to Short-Term Mechanical Circulatory Support

In this paper, Sascha Ott and colleagues describe a standard operating procedure (SOP) they developed for determining the temporary mechanical circulatory support (tMCS) strategy for patients in cardiogenic shock (CS).