BackTable / VI / Podcast / Episode #115
Novel Right Heart Interventions
with Dr. John Moriarty
Dr. Sabeen Dhand talks with Dr. John Moriarty about how he started removing "clot in transit" from the right heart, in addition to the PE and caval procedures, and how this service line has created a great collaboration with cardiology colleagues at UCLA Health.
BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2021, March 15). Ep. 115 – Novel Right Heart Interventions [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.backtable.com
Dr. John Moriarty
Dr. Moriarty is a specialist in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at UCLA. He is a member of both the departments of Radiology and of Medicine (Cardiology). He is director of the program for interventional innovation, UCLA IVC Clinic and co-director of vascular ultrasound service.
Dr. Sabeen Dhand
Dr. Sabeen Dhand is a practicing interventional radiologist with PIH Health in Los Angeles.
In this episode, Dr. John Moriarty joins Dr. Sabeen Dhand to discuss novel right heart interventions. Dr. Moriarty tells us how he started working on right heart interventions, and we describe what a clot in transit is and how often they occur.
We explain how to decide when to do a right heart intervention for various types of clots, and we discuss the difference between the European and US right heart registries. We talk through some of the common devices used for right heart interventions, such as the angiovac.
We compare cable work and right heart work, and we discuss how collaborating with cardiology and anesthesia can be helpful. Dr. Moriarty tells us how often he uses a transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE). We share some advice for those hoping to start performing right heart interventions and how to build confidence when starting this part of his practice.
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