Tag: hearts

Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement

Our hospital will be partaking in the Medtronic APOLLO study. The data so far from other hospitals in an easy to read format. PPT from Duke 2017 Peri-procedural imaging for transcatheter mitral valve replacement. Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2016 Apr; 6(2): 144–159. Role of echocardiography for catheter-based management of valvular heart disease. Journal of Cardiology 69 (2017) 66–73. EAE/ASE

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Ventricular Assist Devices: Impella

“There’s an emergent case coming for impella placement.” Impella?  I’ve read about these devices and I’m familiar with managing patients on LVADs as well as providing anesthesia for LVAD placement.  But, I’ve never done an Impella on a critically unstable patient. YouTube video describing the purpose and placement of the Impella Cath Lab Digest: Overview

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