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Italian Paper Evaluates Completeness of Revascularization in Complex CAD

March 1, 2021

Sergio Leonardi, MD, and Stefano De Servi, MD, discuss their paper evaluating completeness of revascularization in patients with complex, stable CAD who underwent PCI.

Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist® Experience Presented at STS 2021

March 1, 2021

Edward Soltesz, MD, describes worldwide experience with the Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist heart pump in this presentation from the 2021 STS annual virtual meeting.

Expert Strategies for Management of Post-Cardiotomy Cardiogenic Shock

February 26, 2021

Scott Silvestry, MD, and a panel of surgeons take a comprehensive look at post-cardiotomy cardiogenic shock and its management today.

Impact of Impella® on Dissected Coronary Artery Hemodynamics

February 23, 2021

Kiyotake Ishikawa, MD, discusses his paper on the impact of Impella on dissected coronary artery hemodynamics in a porcine model.

Team Approach to the Management of Shock: Identifying and Managing AMI Cardiogenic Shock (Part 1)

February 16, 2021

William O’Neill, MD, Navin Kapur, MD, Amir Kaki, MD, Junya Ako, MD, and Daniel Burkhoff, MD, discuss identification and management of AMI cardiogenic shock in part 1 of this 4-part TAMS virtual event.

Team Approach to the Management of Shock: AMI Cardiogenic Shock Cases and Discussion (Part 2)

February 16, 2021

Jeffrey Marbach, MD, and Haval Chweich, MD, present 3 cases for discussion with William O’Neill, MD, and Navin Kapur, MD, in part 2 of this 4-part TAMS virtual event.

Team Approach to the Management of Shock: Tailoring Therapy for AMI Cardiogenic Shock (Part 3)

February 16, 2021

Benham Tehrani, MD, Bartley Griffith, MD, and Babar Basir, DO, discuss tailoring therapy to patients in cardiogenic shock in part 3 of this 4-part TAMS virtual event.

Team Approach to the Management of Shock: Clinical Decisions Q&A and Transfer, Escalation and Weaning Cases (Part 4)

February 16, 2021

Following a Q&A session with Daniel Burkhoff, MD, Bartley Griffith, MD, Babar Basir, DO, and Benham Tehrani, MD, Pedro Villablanca, MD, and Michael Kiernan, MD, present patient cases highlighting transfer, escalation and weaning in this final part of the 4-part TAMS virtual event.

Optimizing Patient Outcomes in Acute Severe Mitral Regurgitation

February 9, 2021

Christophe Vandenbriele, MD, discusses data on combining Impella with MitraClip to optimize outcomes in cardiogenic shock with acute severe mitral regurgitation secondary to AMI.

Alternatives for Treating Emergent Cardiogenic Shock

January 7, 2021

Transcaval access can help meet the urgent clinical need for mechanical circulatory support (MCS) for some patients with cardiogenic shock.

SmartAssist® Technology Cardiac Output Metrics for Patient Management and Weaning

December 28, 2020

Dave Weber, PhD, reviews how SmartAssist technology determines and tracks trends in cardiac output (CO) and cardiac power output (CPO) and how these metrics can be used to guide a successful Impella® heart pump weaning procedure.

OR and ICU Checklist Best Practices for Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist®

December 21, 2020

These checklists include steps to perform pre-insertion, during insertion, post-insertion, prior to leaving the OR, and daily in the ICU

Using Echocardiography for Impella Positioning

December 21, 2020

TTE videos of proper and improper Impella CP® position

Detailed Overview of Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist®, the Surgeon’s Heart Pump

December 18, 2020

Advanced Impella Trainer, Jason Richard, provides an overview of the Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist for physicians

A Contemporary Survey of Cardiogenic Shock Management Practices

December 17, 2020

Emmanouil Brilakis, MD, PhD, FACC, discusses results from a survey of contemporary cardiogenic shock management practices.