AMI Cardiogenic Shock

Patient Management

Graphic of best practices for cardiogenic shock including identifying the patient, stabilizing early, revascularization and assessing for myocardial recovery

Improving Outcomes in Cardiogenic Shock Through Best Practices

Prior to discharge from the cath lab and in the ICU, reassess hemodynamics via PA catheter. Best practices include measuring cardiac power output (CPO) and pulmonary artery pulsatility index (PAPI) to evaluate the adequacy of left-sided Impella® support and right heart function, while reducing inotropes.

The AMI cardiogenic shock guidelines present criteria for ongoing patient assessment for myocardial recovery and weaning. If patients meet the criteria for myocardial recovery, wean and explant Impella after a minimum of 48 hours. If recovery is inadequate or there are no signs of recovery in the first 48 to 72 hours, consider escalation of care or transfer.

Patient Management Topics


Cardiogenic Shock Best Practices

This video reviews cardiogenic shock guidelines and best practices for identifying, stabilizing, revascularizing and reassessing high-risk cardiogenic shock patients.


Increasing Survival in Cardiogenic Shock through Escalation

Mark Anderson, MD, discusses how cardiac surgery may be able to help achieve a ≥80% survival to discharge in the National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative (NCSI) Study.


Impella Patient Management in the CCU

Joseph Parrillo, MD, Brian Porvin, DO, and Steven Keller, MD, PhD, discuss managing patients in the CCU with Impella.

Resources from the Education Library


Purge System Management Video Series

See how to change the purge cassette and purge fluid bag in these quick skills videos.


Assessing and Maintaining the Impella Access Site

Assessing the Impella access site and performing the suggested interventions can help prevent complications and improve patient outcomes.


SmartAssist® Platform Provides Weaning Guidance and Remote Monitoring

Rajan Patel, MD, presents a case and explains how SmartAssist provides weaning guidance and Impella Connect helps him manage cases remotely

Additional Services

Impella Connect®

Your cloud-based, remote monitoring of the Impella heart pump status to help improve patient outcomes. With Impella Connect, authorized hospital staff can review cases at any time from any internet connected device.

Clinical Support Center

Your on-call resource for 24/7 clinical and technical support. Contact the Clinical Support Center (CSC) at
1-800-422-8666 for patient management expertise to help you achieve the best possible patient outcomes.

Additional Resources

Explore the education library for more tips and tricks.