Surgical Applications

Patient Identification

Which Patients Should be Considered for a Surgically-Implanted Impella® Heart Pump?

  • Significant hemodynamic deficit
  • Potential need to escalate support

Why escalate?

  • Unload the left ventricle
  • Increase end organ perfusion
  • Facilitate ambulation with axillary insertion of Impella 5.0® or Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist®

Resources from the Education Library


Escalation Strategies that Increase Unloading

Cardiothoracic Surgeon Mark Anderson, MD, discusses how cardiac surgery may help move the data closer to ≥80% survival-to-discharge quality measure in the National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative (NCSI) Study.


ECpella Therapy

Jacob Abraham, MD, Raymond Lee, MD, and Bindu Akkanti, MD, discuss ECpella therapy in this CAMP webinar moderated by Misty Casseus, MSN, RN.

Clinical Evidence

Learn more about key findings from RECOVER I and other ongoing clinical trials