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Impella RP® for COVID-19 Patients with Right Heart Failure

May 31, 2020

Amir Kaki, MD, presents a COVID-19 patient affected by a hypercoagulable state who had profound right ventricular dysfunction supported with Impella RP.  

No Increase in Mortality in Impella®-Supported Nonemergent High-Risk PCI

May 29, 2020

No increase in mortality seen in patients undergoing nonemergent high-risk Protected PCI in recent paper by Samin Sharma, MD and colleagues.

Best Practices for Identifying and Managing AMI Cardiogenic Shock

May 26, 2020

This video reviews cardiogenic shock guidelines and best practices for identifying, stabilizing, revascularizing, and reassessing high-risk cardiogenic shock patients.

COVID-19-Related Respiratory and Cardiac Failure: Roles for Advanced Therapy

May 20, 2020

Keshava Rajagopal, MD, discusses conventional management strategies and cardiopulmonary support strategies for COVID-19-related respiratory and cardiac failure.

Understanding the Placement Screen for the Impella CP® with SmartAssist® 

May 19, 2020

Jason Richard, Advanced Impella® Trainer, reviews each element of the AIC placement screen for an Impella CP with SmartAssist.

Impella RP® Treatment for a COVID-19 Patient in Cardiogenic Shock

May 12, 2020

Dimitri Karmpaliotis, MD presents a COVID-19 patient in cardiogenic shock treated with Impella RP®.

Activating Cath Labs for Emergent Procedures Amid COVID-19: Best Practices for STEMI and RV Dysfunction

May 8, 2020

As emergent cath lab procedures resume amid COVID-19, Ehtisham Mahmud, MD, shares best practices for STEMI and William O’Neill, MD, discusses right ventricular dysfunction.

Activating Cath Labs for Elective Procedures Amid COVID-19: Ramping Up Procedures and Selecting Patients

May 8, 2020

Duane Pinto, MD and Mark Ricciardi, MD share cath lab reboot best practices for elective procedures amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Dr. Thorsten Siess, Abiomed’s Chief Technology Officer and Inventor of Impella® Shares his Insights on the Impella Platform of Heart Pumps

May 3, 2020

Thorsten Siess, PhD, inventor of Impella discusses the family of Impella heart pumps and new features for the clinical community.

What is the Difference Between “Venting” and “Unloading”?

April 16, 2020

Navin Kapur, MD succinctly explains the concept of ventricular unloading.

Treatment of a COVID-19 Patient Using Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist®

April 13, 2020

David D’Alessandro, MD presents the case of a 44-year-old woman with cardiac presentation of COVID-19 who was treated with Impella 5.5 SmartAssist.

Management of Patients During COVID-19 Crisis: Focus on Cardiovascular Complications

April 13, 2020

Seth Bilazarian, MD provides updates on COVID-19 data and clinical experiences, focusing on management of cardiovascular complications in patients during the COVID-19 crisis. 

COVID-19 Cardiovascular Manifestations: Considerations for MCS

April 2, 2020

Physicians discuss cardiovascular manifestations in patients with COVID-19 and mechanical support strategies in these patients with cardiac collapse.

Study Finds pVADs are Cost-Effective for High-Risk PCI

April 1, 2020

In the era of increasing healthcare costs, the cost-effectiveness of traditional versus emerging technologies is an ongoing consideration when evaluating long-term outcomes.