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


Impella Support for Patient Turned Down for Surgery

Rustem Dautov, MD, presents the case of a patient turned down for surgery and successfully treated with Impella CP®.


Contemporary Practices of High-Risk PCI Using Percutaneous MCS

Jeffrey Moses, MD, discusses results from the PROTECT III Study.


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.