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Poll Results: COVID-19 and Interventional Cardiology- ACC

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Results of a poll posted on the Interventional Section of ACC.org over the last two weeks assessed planned management strategies of patients with diagnosed or presumed COVID – 19 presenting with STEMI or NSTEMI during the Coronavirus Pandemic. The results from over 1800 participants demonstrate:

For STEMI presentations – Treatment choices were thrombolytics (44%) over traditional primary PCI (33%) while 23% thought decisions should be hospital-based.

For NSTEMI presentations – the predominant treatment choice was medical treatment in the absence of Shock (63%), usual card with risk assessment and appropriate early angiography (21%), while 16% thought decision protocols should be hospital-based.

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TEE Guided Impella Placement

Dr. Federico Pappalardo and Dr. Rachele Contri of the department of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and Intensive Care, San Raffaele Hospital in Malian Italy describe a TEE guided Impella placement.

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