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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.

March 14, 2022

Right Heart Catheterization in Cardiogenic Shock Associated with Improved Outcomes

Zubair Shah, MD, explains how his research revealed improved outcomes in patients with cardiogenic shock receiving right heart catheterization.

February 22, 2022

IABP for Acute-On-Chronic Heart Failure Complicated by Cardiogenic Shock

Federico Pappalardo, MD, describes the role of IABP in the treatment of acute-on-chronic heart failure complicated by cardiogenic shock. 

February 3, 2022

Impella® Transport Considerations

Adam Gottula, MD, discusses considerations for optimizing patient care when transporting patients supported with Impella or other mechanical circulatory support devices.

February 2, 2022

Using Administrative/Payer Databases: Limitations and Utility

Chuck Simonton, MD, discusses the limitations of published papers that use administrative or payer databases as data sources and provides an AMI cardiogenic shock example.

January 24, 2022

Role of Echocardiography and Impella® in Cardiogenic Shock

Michael Galvin, BS, RDCS, discusses the role of echocardiography and Impella in cardiogenic shock.