Dr. Westenfeld speaking at the 2017 A-CURE Symposium on the clinical efficacy of left ventricular support by Impella during cardiogenic shock relieving pulmonary congestion.VIEW
Dr. Tschöpe discusses the use of prolonged Impella support to successfully bridge patients through cardiogenic shock resulting from myocarditis.
- Dr. Tschope presents clinical and Theoretical concepts regards the potential role of unloading to prevent ventricular remodeling in acute, severe viral myocarditis.
- The presentation emphasizes the potential effect of unloading may be mediated via reduced inflammatory markers with resultant improvement in cardiac function and associated biopsy evidence of reduced inflammation.
- While the presentation antedated the Coronavirus Pandemic, the principles may be applicable to a variety of viral etiologies with more experience.
A-Cure working Group
Dr. Navin Kapur speaks on the relationship between acute cardiac unloading and renal function during myocardial ischemiaVIEW