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May 1, 2024

Babar Basir: Best Practices in Revascularization in Cardiogenic Shock

Babar Basir, D.O., discusses revascularization best practices in patients with cardiogenic shock.

March 1, 2024

Optimal Bail-Out and Complication Management Strategies in Protected High-Risk Percutaneous Coronary Intervention With the Impella Heart Pump

In this article the authors describe techniques for Impella heart pump removal with or without pre-closure and discuss how to prevent and manage complications associated with large-bore femoral access.

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 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 16, 2023

Standardized Pre-Procedural Clinical Workup for Protected Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

This article describes pre-procedural preparation, with a particular focus on imaging techniques for screening and guiding vascular access in patients undergoing Protected PCI.

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 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.

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 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 6, 2023

Renal Protection and Hemodynamic Improvement by Impella® Heart Pumps

Birgit Markus, MD, discusses data on the impact of Impella® heart pump support on hemodynamics and renal function in patients with cardiogenic shock.