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March 20, 2020

Escalation Strategies in Cardiogenic Shock that Increase Unloading and Survival

Mark Anderson, MD presents his surgical perspectives on increasing survival in cardiogenic shock through escalation strategies that increase unloading.

March 9, 2020

Assessing and Maintaining the Impella® Access Site

Jo Kajewski, Advanced Impella Trainer, discusses how to assess the Impella access site, change dressings, and help prevent access site bleeding to improve patient outcomes. 

February 24, 2020

Amin et al. 

The objective of the analysis, as stated in Amin et al., was “to describe the trends in Impella® use; variation in Impella use and its outcomes over 13 years.

February 21, 2020

Dhruva et al. 

Dhruva et al. is a retrospective, observational analysis of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) complicated by cardiogenic shock undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) between October 1, 2015 and December 31, 2017. 

February 17, 2020

Impella® Position is Key to Minimizing Hemolysis

Marvin Slepian, MD, explains hemolysis: what it is and how to minimize it.

February 10, 2020

Information for Physicians: Medical Office Review of Dhruva et al.

Seth Bilazarian, MD, identifies and discusses a number of limitations of the Dhurva et al. paper.

February 10, 2020

Is There Randomized Controlled Trial Data Available for Impella® Heart Pump Use in Cardiogenic Shock?

Abiomed is committed to providing the best possible clinical care and evidence of beneficial effect of Impella in critically ill patients with cardiogenic shock.

February 9, 2020

Managing Impella® Position Using Imaging and the Automated Impella Controller™

Jo Kajewski, Advanced Impella Trainer, discusses how Impella should appear on baseline echo and steps for repositioning Impella if a positioning alarm occur. 

February 3, 2020

Bleeding and Vascular Complications: A Look at Impella® Data Over Time

Daniel Raess, MD, describes how Impella® bleeding and vascular complication data has evolved over time and how it compares to data for other forms of mechanical circulatory support.

January 31, 2020

Recovery from STEMI-to-Shock Downward Spiral

Alexander Truesdell, MD, presents a case of a 61-year-old male who presented with acute anterior STEMI.

January 15, 2020

Calculating Total Heparin Rate

Learn how to account for Impella® delivered heparin when calculating the total heparin dose for a patient supported with an Impella heart pump. 

January 13, 2020

Multivessel Versus Culprit Vessel PCI in Cardiogenic Shock

Alejandro Lemor, MD, MS, discusses the safety of multivessel PCI in patients with AMI cardiogenic shock supported with the Impella® heart pump.

January 11, 2020

Developing Best Practices for Managing AMI Cardiogenic Shock

Presenting the NCSI algorithm, William O’Neill, MD, emphasizes the importance of supporting patient quickly.

January 6, 2020

Discover New Data on Protected PCI versus Bailout PCI

Alexander Truesdell, MD, discusses Protected PCI versus bailout PCI using data from the cVAD Study and the PROTECT III study. 

January 3, 2020

Tips, Tricks and Techniques for High-Risk PCI

Amir Kaki, MD discusses tips, tricks and techniques for high-risk PCI including access, implant, explant, closure, and complications and sheath management.