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July 7, 2022

Factoring Hemodynamics into Decisions for Use of MCS During High-Risk PCI  

Babar Basir, MD, discusses how hemodynamics can help clinicians decide whether to use mechanical circulatory support (MCS) in patients undergoing high-risk PCI.

July 1, 2022

Excellent High-risk PCI Outcomes in a Community Setting  

Mihas Kodenchery, MD, and Laura Rodriguez, NP, discuss the low mortality and low complication rates in their high-volume high-risk PCI practice.

June 30, 2022

 The Current State of MCS for AMICS  

William O’Neill, MD, discusses the current state of mechanical circulatory support for AMI cardiogenic shock.

June 21, 2022

Optimizing AMICS Patient Care Prior to Leaving the Cath Lab

Amir Kaki, MD, describes best practices and practical considerations for optimizing care of patients with AMI cardiogenic shock prior to leaving the cath lab.

June 21, 2022

Data Integrity in Real-World Evidence

Bobby Yeh, MD, discusses how real-world evidence factors into treatment decisions made every day in clinical practice.

June 16, 2022

Building Collaboration Between Interventionalists and Cardiac Surgeons

Arman Kilic, MD, discusses his experiences with collaboration between interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery, particularly regarding Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist® and ECpella.

June 13, 2022

STEMI-DTU™ RCT and the Disruptive Concept of Delayed Reperfusion

Navin Kapur, MD, discusses the latest science underlying reperfusion and unloading and how it led to the STEMI-DTU pilot and pivotal trials.

June 6, 2022

Revascularization in HFrEF: Studies and Strategies

Kate Kearney, MD, discusses studies and strategies for revascularization in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.

June 3, 2022

CAD and HFrEF: Mind the Gap

Adam DeVore, MD, reviews data on evaluating patients with heart failure for CAD and discusses opportunities to improve assessment rates for CAD in these patients.

June 2, 2022


Gregg Stone, MD, presents the newly underway PROTECT IV randomized controlled transcatheter heart failure therapy trial at THT 2022.

June 1, 2022

Impella® Unloading and Coronary Reperfusion Save a Heart and a Life

This patient case study illustrates how unloading with Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist® enabled coronary reperfusion and complete revascularization.

May 26, 2022

Impella® Placement Pre-PCI for AMI Cardiogenic Shock  

Mario Iannaccone, MD, discusses his meta-analysis data supporting pre-PCI placement of Impella® for AMI cardiogenic shock.


May 6, 2022

Heparin-Free Purge: Bicarbonate-Based Purge Solution

A bicarbonate-based purge solution for Impella® may be a viable alternative to heparin-based purge solution in patients who are heparin-intolerant and when heparin is contraindicated.

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.

March 16, 2022

Acute on Chronic Heart Failure and Cardiogenic Shock

Claudius Mahr, DO, discusses outcome differences between patients with acute de novo cardiogenic shock and patients with chronic heart failure deteriorating to shock.