Ajay Kirtane MD SM Profile picture
Practicing Cardiologist, Professor @ColumbiaMed Researcher & advocate for thoughtful patient care; tweets≠endorsements nor med advice https://t.co/YyilZMYayJ
Sep 26, 2018 17 tweets 6 min read
1/In a session at #TCT2018 I saw a case of LAD atherectomy in a patient with open RCA/LCX, normal EF, and no valvular disease. Hemodynamic support was used. The stated rationale was that the patient was a complex patient with comorbidities. #CHIP

This really bothered me. 2/To me (& others in the room who spoke up), this use of support spoke to the fact that there has been some misunderstanding of the #CHIP concept in interventional cardiology as originally illustrated in this slide below, which we published in our 2016 @CircAHA manuscript