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Dr. Eric Secemsky

Interventional Cardiologist

Dr. Eric A. Secemsky, MD, MSc, RPVI, FACC, FSCAI, FSVM is the Director of Vascular Intervention and an Interventional Cardiologist within the CardioVascular Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC).

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Ep 120 Pulmonary Embolization Interventions & Response Teams with Dr. Eric Secemsky
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About Dr. Eric Secemsky

Eric A. Secemsky, MD, MSc, RPVI, FACC, FSCAI, FSVM is the Director of Vascular Intervention and an interventional cardiologist within the CardioVascular Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He is also the Director of Vascular Research at the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine as part of the combined BA/MD pathway and a Master’s of Science in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Secemsky completed his internal medicine training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and Cardiovascular Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, and Vascular Diagnostics and Intervention training all at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)/Harvard Medical School. Clinically, Dr. Secemsky splits his time attending in the cardiac catheterization lab, the cardiac intensive care unit, and the inpatient and outpatient vascular medicine services. Dr. Secemsky is the primary vascular interventionalist within the BIDMC catheterization lab, where he does complex venous and arterial procedures, with a focus on peripheral artery disease.

Dr. Secemsky leads the vascular research program at the Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology. His research involves utilizing real-world data to perform comparative effectiveness and outcomes research, with a focus on the treatment of peripheral vascular disorders. Dr. Secemsky is also involved in clinical trial design and implementation, and has served as an investigator on more than a dozen trials. Dr. Secemsky’s research program is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Harvard Medical School, extramural grants and philanthropy. Dr. Secemsky has authored more than 100 publications and has mentored numerous medical students, residents, fellows and junior faculty. He is an Associate Editor at Vascular Medicine and is on the Editorial Board at Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions. He is also the current Chair of the PERT Consortium Research Committee, is a writing member of the 2022 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Management of Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), and is the co-director of the ACC's Scientific Sessions’ Endovascular Program and SCAI's Scientific Sessions’ Endovascular Program.

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Interventional Radiologist Sabeen Dhand talks with Interventional Cardiologist Eric Secemsky about building a Pulmonary Embolism (PE) Response Team, and about the various techniques for treatment of PE used in his practice.

Articles Featuring Dr. Eric Secemsky

Pulmonary embolism response team meeting to discuss an acute pulmonary embolism case

A pulmonary embolism response team (PERT) requires a multidisciplinary mindset, clear communication channels, and effective use of technology to treat life threatening pulmonary embolism cases.

Mechanical thrombectomy is a pulmonary embolism intervention that allows for rapid clot extraction

Pulmonary embolism interventions include catheter-directed thrombolysis, mechanical thrombectomy, & surgical embolectomy. Patient selection, devices (i.e. EKOS catheter), tPA for pulmonary embolism, clot characteristics, & the availability of data for intervention types are covered in this article.

Pulmonary embolism diagnosis involves risk stratification, cardiac enzyme studies, and echocardiogram and/or CT

Pulmonary embolism diagnosis involves risk stratification, cardiac enzyme studies, and echocardiogram and/or CT.

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