The FDA has granted Impella its highest level of approval as a safe and effective therapy for high-risk PCI, cardiogenic shock and right heart failure.
Peer-reviewed clinical studies have published on Impella, including the PROTECT II randomized controlled trial
Clinical society guidelines include Impella heart pumps
Patients have been treated with Impella heart pumps
Assessing Impella Heart Pump Position with Echocardiography
Michael Galvin, RDCS, a cardiac sonographer and Abiomed Clinical Support Center specialist, discusses echocardiography for evaluating Impella position. He explains why echo is the preferred imaging modality for Impella patients and describes how to look at echo images of Impella and understand what you are seeing.
For Referring Providers
Are you caring for patients with heart disease? Learn more about how Impella heart pumps work, the benefits of Protected PCI with Impella and explore patient identification resources.