Right Heart Failure



The Impella RP® with SmartAssist® Heart Pump is a Standard in Care for Right Heart Failure

  • The only percutaneous pump approved for right heart support with single vascular access, designed for intelligent patient management
  • Inserted percutaneously through the femoral vein using standard catheterization techniques
  • Delivers blood from inferior vena cava to pulmonary artery
  • Reduces right ventricular workload, decreasing central venous pressure (CVP) and increasing cardiac index (CI)

Resources from the Education Library


Impella RP Support for Univentricular Shock and Hemodynamics-Based Decision-Making Process

Navin Kapur, MD, presents a case of univentricular shock illustrating a hemodynamics-based decision-making process leading to optimal patient outcome.


Quick Skills Video: Impella RP Insertion

The video reviews the components in the Impella RP box and presents a simplified version of the technique, highlighting the steps of the procedure.


Right Heart Hemodynamics Key to Recognizing Need for Biventricular Support with Impella RP and Impella CP®

Daniel Burkhoff, MD, PhD, walks through a HARVI simulation case illustrating the use of Impella RP and Impella CP for biventricular failure.

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Abiomed Academy provides self-guided online product training for health care professionals of all experience levels and roles.

Patient Management

Learn more about calculating total heparin rate, weaning and escalation, changing the purge cassette and other patient management topics.