Right Heart Failure

A New Standard of Care for Right Heart Failure

The Impella RP® heart pump has the ability to stabilize hemodynamics, unload the right ventricle and allow for native heart recovery in patients with right ventricular failure. Delivered through a minimally-invasive catheterization technique via the femoral vein, Impella RP is designed to provide the flow and pressure needed to compensate for right heart failure. The RECOVER RIGHT study demonstrates increased cardiac index and reduced central venous pressure immediately after pump implementation and sustained hemodynamic improvement after pump explant.1

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Case Study: Impella RP Support for Univentricular Shock

Navin Kapur, MD, presents a case illustrating a hemodynamics-based decision-making process.


National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative (NCSI) Study Findings Regarding Right Ventricular Dysfunction

Babar Basir, DO, discusses findings on right heart dysfunction from the NCSI Study.


  1. Anderson, M., et al. (2015). Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 34(12), 1549-1560.