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.