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May 1, 2024

Successful Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) in Cardiogenic Shock Patients - A Glimpse into the Future

This article examines current evidence for the use of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) in cardiogenic shock and discusses how the scientific community can advance research in this area.

April 25, 2024

Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist® Best Practices: OR and ICU Checklists

Bessie Sycip presents OR and ICU best practice checklists for Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist®.

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.

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 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).

October 4, 2023

Tampa General Heart Team: Early Experience with Impella RP Flex™ with SmartAssist®

Members of the heart team at Tampa General Hospital discuss their early experience with the Impella RP Flex™ with SmartAssist®.

September 27, 2023

ELSO 2022 Q&A with Evgenij Potapov, Roberto Lorusso and Alan Gass

Roberto Lorusso, MD, Alan Gass, MD, and Evgenij Potapov, MD, discuss topics related to ECpella and LV unloading in this Q&A session from ELSO 2022.

September 22, 2023

Jerome Crowley, MD: Early Experience With Impella RP Flex™ with SmartAssist®

Jerome Crowley, MD, discusses his early experience with the Impella RP Flex™.

March 17, 2023

ECMO and pMCS for Advanced Cardiogenic Shock

Prof. Dr. Evgenij V. Potapov discusses combining extracorporeal life support (ECLS) with pMCS for treating advanced cardiogenic shock.

February 9, 2023

ECpella Therapy

Jacob Abraham, MD, Raymond Lee, MD, and Bindu Akkanti, MD, discuss ECpella therapy in this CAMP webinar moderated by Misty Casseus, MSN, RN.

November 28, 2022

Renal Recovery in HFCS with Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist®

Rohan Goswami, MD, discusses renal recovery in patients with heart failure cardiogenic shock (HFCS) supported with Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist®.

April 5, 2022

Case Study: PCCS Care Pathway and Use of Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist® Heart Pump

A heart team approach and hemodynamic assessment led to timely and effective use of Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist for this patient with PCCS.

October 18, 2021

HFSA 2021: Spectrum Health Heart Team Process

David Wohns, MD, presents the Spectrum Health heart team process and reviews best practices and tools for heart team implementation.

May 18, 2021

Impella® Skills Video: Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist® Direct Aortic Insertion

This Impella skills video demonstrates direct aortic insertion of the Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist.

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