Clinical Information

Joint EAPCI/ACVC expert consensus document on pVAD

An expert consensus has been released by the Joint European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) and the Association for Acute Cardiovascular Care (ACVC) reviewing the pathophysiological context and indications for pVADs in different clinical settings. It also provides guidance regarding the clinical management of patients requiring pVADs. A quick overview is made on the state-of-the art of short-term mechanical circulatory support according to different indications. Additional discussions on the handling of complications, anticoagulation and weaning are also provided. The appendix section describes the theoretical basis for the use of different MCS devices, including how their effects differ. The review has been published on EuroIntervention. Please follow this link for the full publication.

PULsecath mechanicaL Support Evaluation (PULSE) – ongoing trial

Prof.Dr. Nicolas van Mieghem, Erasmus Medical Center Brief Summary: The objective of this study is to determine ventricular loading conditions during and after PulseCath®  iVAC 2L support, and assess its impact on specific load dependent humoral factors and cardiac enzymes. These specific patterns are so far unknown and will be compared with the validated FDA-cleared and CE marked Impella CP. Three cases with Impella CP will be performed in this study to obtain the exact same measurements for comparing purposes. For more information about this trial, please follow this link.

Head-to-Head Comparison of a Pulsatile and a Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device in High-Risk PCI Setting: iVAC2L Versus Impella 2.5. September 2019

Alexander Samol,1 Blerim Luani,2 Sven Kaese,3 Marcus Wiemer3 1Johannes Wesling University Hospital, Department of Cardiology and Critical Care Medicine, Minden, Germany; 2 Ruhr University Bochum, Minden, Germany; 3 Johannes Wesling University Hospital Minden, Minden, Germany Read here the full Jacc Publication B319.full Jacc Publication Ivac vs Impella