Bakersfield Heart Hospital was as an early adopter of Abiomed’s Impella 2.5 miniature temporary ventricular assist device and now has expanded its use in elective and urgent high-risk PCI procedures.

Dr. du Plessis of the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust discusses how wider digital adoption will speed up reporting, provide greater intelligence, join-up care and allow pathologists to carry out their work much more efficiently.

Hear what’s new from Meril's vice president, Sanjeev Bhatt, on tapered drug eluting stents, bioabsorbable scaffolds, dilatation catheters and TAVR.

Training and passion sit at the core of the University of Washington Medical Center heart team's mission. Learn how this national training site for Protected PCI with hemodynamic support is teaching: hands-on, in-depth, in-person, head to head.

Growth seeded the need for a dedicated PCI program at Saratoga Hospital that went live in January along with a complete technology overhaul: cath lab, echo, hemodynamic monitoring and a fully integrated cardiovascular information system. The PCI program, close to 100 interventions later, is considered a jewel of the county. It also is a model for other facilities needing a technology refresh.

Building a Protected PCI Program: The Heart Team Approach

Intense pressure to move from fee-for-service to value-based care and reimbursement driving commercial payer, hospital system and group practice consolidations are forcing independent radiology practices of all sizes to reassess, and where required, increase their relevance to the systems they serve in order to remain successfully independent.

Creating the structured cardiac cath lab procedure report is the first step to improving patient care and data accuracy, coordinating intraprocedure workflow across the clinical team, making registry reporting seamless, and reducing overall cost of care.

Watch this free webinar with Q&A, featuring Dr. Donna Plecha, Director, Breast Imaging, Mammography and Beverly Rosipko, Radiology PACS Manager of University Hospitals.

Listen to Dr. Mani Vannan of Piedmont Heart Institute in Atlanta for a discussion on 3D transesophageal echocardiography. It's quick, just 12 minutes, and sure to make you want to take a closer look at 3D TEE.

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