Impella® Skills Video: Adjusting the LV Placement Signal
April 19, 2021 1 min read
This Impella skills video demonstrates how to adjust the LV placement signal for the Impella CP® with SmartAssist® and Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist®. This adjustment will align the systolic upstroke phases of the LV and the Ao placement signals.
To adjust the LV placement signal:
- Select the MENU soft button on the Automated Impella Controller™ (AIC).
- Use the selector knob to scroll up to and select “Adjust LV Signal.” The LV adjustment defaults to the suggested adjustment value.
- Press “Done” to confirm the suggested adjustment.
The LV adjustments occur in increments of 1 mmHg from -60 to 60 mmHg. Abiomed recommends NOT adjusting to a value other than the suggested value.