Right Heart Failure

Clinical Evidence


Impella RP is the most studied right-sided device and the only percutaneous technology with FDA approval designating it as safe and effective for right-heart support. Its exclusive FDA approval is a result of more than eight years of clinical studies.

RECOVER RIGHT: Safety & Efficacy

73% overall survival-to-discharge at 30 days1

All patients discharged were alive at 180 days1

Sustained hemodynamic improvement after Impella RP® support1

  • Increase in cardiac index (CI)
  • Decrease in central venous pressure (CVP)
  • Fewer benchmark adverse events at 30 days1 compared to other RVAD studies
  • Death, bleeding, hemolysis
  • Neurologic dysfunction and limb ischemia

Resources from the Education Library


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

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


Updates from the Cardiogenic Shock Working Group

Navin Kapur, MD, and Mark Anderson, MD, discuss cardiogenic shock treatment strategies and algorithms for managing patients in cardiogenic shock.

The Procedure

View the step-by-step guide to right heart unloading with the Impella RP heart pump and explore best practices.


  1. Anderson MB, et al. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015; 34(12):1549-1560