The Abiomed Impella percutaneous heart pump during a procedure at Henry Ford Hospital.
This podcast is a discussion with William O'Neill, M.D., director of the structural heart program, Henry Ford Hospital, and Michele Voeltz, M.D., fellowship program director, interventional cardiology at Henry Ford Hospital. They explain their process for selecting various levels of hemodynamic support, including the TandemHeart system, Abiomed Impella and ECMO. Henry Ford has adopted a "go big or go home" strategy, where if a patient needs hemodynamic support, they usually will opt for devices with highest blood flow volume support and avoid use of intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP).
Watch the related VIDEO: Hemodynamic Support Protocols at Henry Ford Hospital.
Henry Ford Hospital also helped spearhead the Detroit Cardiogenic Shock Initiative that morphed into the National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative using these same protocols. Watch an interview with O'Neill explaining the national initiative.