Protected PCI

Effective Hemodynamic Support in Elective and Urgent High-Risk PCI

A Protected PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) is a minimally invasive cardiac procedure supported with an Impella® heart pump. Impella support helps maintain hemodynamic stability and provides left ventricular unloading during the procedure, which may allow for more thorough PCI and more complete revascularization in a single session, reducing long-term incidences of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCE).

Improve Patient Outcomes


Contemporary Practices for Impella®-Supported Complete Revascularization

Jason Wollmuth, MD, describes best practice techniques for Impella-supported complete revascularization in a RESTORE EF case.


Improved Outcomes with Contemporary Practices in PROTECT III

Jeffrey Moses, MD, discusses the improved outcomes with contemporary practices seen in the PROTECT III study of Impella-supported high-risk PCI.


Tips, Tricks & Techniques for High-Risk PCI

Amir Kaki, MD, discusses his techniques for Impella access and implant, explant and closure, complications management, and occlusive sheath management.

Explore the education library for more tips and tricks.

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Impella therapy addresses the growing crisis of CAD and heart failure by demonstrating significant cost savings and cost-effectiveness, both for payers and providers.

For Referring Physicians

Review patient resources and additional information about Protected PCI with Impella heart pumps.