New Clinical Brief: Team-Based Coaching Intervention to Improve Contrast-Associated Acute Kidney Injury: A Cluster Randomized Trial.

In the link below you will find a summary of the clinical study from the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, March 2023.

CVi Clinical Brief (Team-Based Coaching Intervention to Improve Contrast-Associated Acute Kidney Injury A Cluster Randomized Trial)

The study discusses novel strategies to reduce post-procedural AKI incidence post-cardiac catheterization. This implementation trial estimates that the combination of Collaborative with Surveillance reduced the odds of AKI by 46% at VAMCs and is suggestive of a reduction among patients with CKD.

To review the full study, please click on this weblink: https://doi.org/10.2215/CJN.0000000000000067

 

Live Case with ACIST HDi, High Tech Congress in France

Last week at High Tech Cardio in Marseille, we were delighted to witness Pr Farzin Beygui from CHU Caen present a live in-box case featuring ACIST HDi® IVUS. The case underscored the significance of using 60 MHz IVUS for complex lesion procedures, in this particular case in conjunction with BBraun and Shockwave technologies.

We’re anticipating the congress organization to release the video for external use, and once they do, we’ll share it with you.

Reach out to the ACIST Marketing Team at acistmarketing@bracco.com  for any questions you have – we’re always happy to support!

IVUS guided bifurcation PCI

We’re pleased to inform you that we’ve expanded our collection of available case recordings, introducing a new video ‘IVUS Guided Bifurcation PCI; moderated by Dr. Joost Daemen from Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

This new video covers a comprehensive range of topics related to the use of HD IVUS in complex cases from fundamental principles to practical applications in guiding interventional procedures in bifurcations for improved patient outcome.

Watch the video if you want to learn more about

  • The advantages of HDi IVUS
  • Potential limits and possible prognostic impact of angiography in displaying crucial anatomical patient information
  • To understand the principles of imaging and HD intravascular ultrasound’s (IVUS) role in lesion assessment and stent placement
  • To get to know new features of HDi IVUS
  • To be able to plan your interventional strategy according to IVUS-guided measurements in Bifurcation PCI
  • To understand the importance of accurate lesion assessment and optimal stent placement in achieving successful outcomes for patients undergoing PCI procedures.
  • The advantages of pre- and post PCI IVUS measurements
  • Optimal MSA after PCI

 

You can find the recording here: https://www.radcliffecardiology.com/video-index/ivus-guided-bifurcation-pci-hdi-ivus

 

‘Zero-Contrast PCI Using HD IVUS and Physiological Guidance’ by Dr J.Daemen, Dr A.Jeremias & Dr Z.Ali

Watch this informative video that explores the innovative approach of performing zero-contrast percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using advanced medical technologies and best practices.

Learn from interventional experts Dr Joost Daemen, Dr Allen Jeremias and Dr Ziad Ali as they review this innovative approach through a case-based discussion.

The faculty will guide you through the utilisation of cutting-edge tools, including the HDi® HD IVUS system and Kodama catheter, along with the RXi® system and Navvus®II microcatheter when performing zero-contrast PCI procedures.

A MUST-WATCH VIDEO to gain insights into a novel approach that enhances care delivery while mitigating the impact of contrast supply shortages.

https://www.radcliffecardiology.com/video-index/zero-contrast-pci-using-hd-ivus-and-physiological-guidance

HD IVUS Guidance in PCI as Standard of Care

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https://www.radcliffecardiology.com/video-index/hd-ivus-guidance-pci-standard-care#

Overview

Clinical data shows that routine use of intravascular imaging improves clinical outcomes of patients undergoing PCI. It delivers critical anatomical information pre and post-stenting. Thereby, HD-IVUS enables “high-precision” interventional therapy. Intravascular imaging should become the standard of care, not just for complex PCI procedural guidance.

  • To learn about the advantages and disadvantages of IVUS vs OCT
  • To learn the limits of angiography in displaying crucial anatomical information in your patient and its potential prognostic impact
  • To get to know new features of HD-IVUS such as co-registration with angiography
  • To be able to plan your interventional strategy according to IVUS-guided measurements

 

Faculty Biographies

Christoph Hammerstingl  Prof. Christoph Hammerstingl

Prof Christoph Hammerstingl is head of the department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the Eduardus Hospital in Cologne. He started his career at the University Hospital in Bonn, where he established interventional echocardiography since 2010 for the treatment of mitral and tricuspid valve disease. As an interventionalist he proctored structural cases all over Europe and North America. He has over 150 scientific publications focussed on the outcomes of minimal invasive therapies of the AV valves, interventional and medical strategies for stroke prevention.

Alexander Völz  Dr. Alexander Völz

Dr Alexander Völz is a consultant interventional cardiologist at Eduardus Hospital, Cologne, DE. He is Head of the Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory.

Dr Völz completed his medical training at GFO-Kliniken Bonn, Germany, where he specialised in interventional cardiology and cardiac imaging (Cardiac MRI and echocardiography). Dr Völz is a member of the European and German Society of Cardiology and part of the Editorial Review Team of PCR MyToolkit.

 

If you have questions: acistmarketing@bracco.com

 

 

New Saline Pump for ACIST CVi®

 

All new CVi systems that are delivered now come with he new Saline Pump.  The new pump has a more intuitive and reproducible loading mechanism of tubing and a spring loading clamping which eliminates the need for user adjustments to avoid over-clamping or under-clamping.

Similarly, all repairs requiring pump replacement will also receive the new article.

The technical service teams are also informed, and a new service memo has been shared with them including repair instructions. The User Manual has also been updated and we’re working on updating the Quick Guides in all languages and we will share these with you when they become available.

A small note: The new pump has a 1.9 ml / s, so make sure the syringe is completely empty before you start flushing the system during setup to avoid overfilling the syringe in the 10 seconds flush.

For further information: New Saline Pump for ACIST CVi – Instruction Video

 If you have questions: acistmarketing@bracco.com

 

 

Updated Connectivity Guide for CVi and RXi

The Updated Cable Connectivity Guide is now available!

This is an interactive tool that you can use to determine the following:

  • The needed cables / interfaces for the connection of the CVi to the different hemodynamic systems
  • X-Ray sync cables for CVi
  • The needed Pa / Pd cables to be used with the RXi system in connection with the different hemodynamic systems

You can find the file here:  CONNECTIVITY GUIDE CVi and RXi

 

If you have questions: acistmarketing@bracco.com

 

 

Cases over Coffee : IVUS Guided Bifurcation PCI with ACIST HDi

ACIST WEBINAR – Cases over Coffee : IVUS Guided Bifurcation PCI with ACIST HDi

In this edition of Cases over Coffee, we invite you to delve into the recently released video featuring Prof Joost Daemen (Erasmus MC, the Netherlands): “IVUS Guided Bifurcation PCI with ACIST HDi.”

 

Our Clinical Program and Training Manager, Olivera Kotevska, will lead this interactive session, offering insights into key aspects of the video, including:

  • The potential limitations and prognostic impact of angiography in presenting crucial anatomical patient information
  • Principles of imaging and the role of HD intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in lesion assessment and stent placement
  • Features of HDi IVUS
  • Planning strategies related to IVUS-guided measurements in Bifurcation PCI
  • The significance of accurate lesion assessment and optimal stent placement in achieving successful outcomes for patients undergoing PCI procedures
  • Advantages of pre- and post-PCI IVUS measurements
  • Optimal MSA (Minimal Stent Area) after PCI

To watch the video before the webinar: https://www.radcliffecardiology.com/video-index/ivus-guided-bifurcation-pci-hdi-ivus#

 

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Cases over Coffee : Intravascular Imaging in modern PCI

ACIST WEBINAR – Cases over Coffee : Intravascular Imaging in modern PCI, a case study from Germany

 

In this webinar we will review a recent case study video with Prof. Dr. Christoph Hammerstingl and Dr. med Alexander Völz from Eduardus Krankenhaus in Cologne, Germany.

Topic

Routine use of intravascular imaging improves clinical outcomes of patients undergoing PCI. It delivers critical anatomical information pre-and post-stenting, enabling high-precision interventional therapy.

Procedural guidance with intravascular imaging should not only be used for complex PCI but become standard of care.

Key learning Objectives

  • To learn about the advantages of IVUS vs. OCT
  • To learn how angiography potentially hides crucial anatomical information in your patient with potential prognostic impact.
  • To get to know new features of HD-IVUS such as co-registration with angiography.
  • To be able to plan your interventional strategy according to IVUS-guided measurements.

 

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For more information: acistmarketing@bracco.com

 

 

 

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