Surgical Application

Patient Management

Patient Management Starts in the Operating Room

Prior to leaving the OR, and as part of ongoing patient management with Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist®, confirm that the Tuohy-Borst is locked and confirm three-point external fixations.

During fixation adjustments or bathing, avoid using alcohol or alcohol-based products on the purge sidearm.

Patient Management Topics


Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist Best Practices

Review Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist checklists for the OR and ICU.


Echocardiography for Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist

Learn how echocardiography aids in insertion, positioning and pump management.

Video describing helpful tips and tricks for proper placement using transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography

Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist TTE and TEE Positioning Summary Guides

Helpful tips and tricks for proper placement using transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography.

Additional Services

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Impella Connect®

Your cloud-based, remote monitoring of Impella heart pump status to help improve patient outcomes. With Impella Connect, authorized hospital staff can review cases at any time from any internet-connected device.

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Clinical Support Center

Your on-call resource for 24/7 clinical and technical support. Contact the Clinical Support Center (CSC) at
1-800-422-8666 for patient management expertise to help you achieve the best possible patient outcomes.

Additional Resources

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