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
Tune in to learn tips, tricks and techniques for Impella access and insertion.