Access & Closure, Femoral Access, Insertion, Protected PCI

Tips for Impella® Femoral Access and Explant


Thomas Tu, MD, of Baptist Health Hospital discusses his approach for safely and effectively obtaining femoral artery access and techniques for placing a sheath in preparation for insertion of the Impella heart pump to avoid vascular complications. Topics include:

  • Femoral access and removal
  • Impella insertion and positioning technique
  • Special situations including resheathing and alternative access



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