Hemodynamics, Impella Education, Patient Management, AMI Cardiogenic Shock, Protected PCI

Impella CP® with SmartAssist® Experience


Inder Singh, MD, MS, interventional cardiologist at Dignity Heart & Vascular discusses the Impella CP with SmartAssist and his team’s experience during the limited market release. The latest innovation on the Impella platform integrates the trusted performance of the Impella CP heart pump with state-of-the-art SmartAssist technology. This next generation heart pump is designed to improve patient outcomes by using real-time intelligence to optimize positioning, managing, and weaning of Impella for better patient care.

The Impella CP with SmartAssist is designed to improve patient outcomes with advanced algorithms and simplified patient management to optimize both survival and recovery through: 

  • Weaning algorithms to optimize survival and native heart recovery: Real-time displays of critical hemodynamic metrics including left ventricular end-diastolic pressure (LVEDP), mean arterial pressure (MAP), and cardiac power output (CPO). Impella CP with SmartAssist is the only mechanical circulatory support device that calculates and displays LVEDP, MAP and CPO.
  • Easier management and repositioning: SmartAssist sensor allows for precise positioning in the aorta and left ventricle and repositioning in the ICU without the need for catheterization lab or ultrasound imaging.
  • Greater hemodynamic support: Allows for sustained peak flows of up to 4.3 L/minute (>85% of a normal cardiac cycle).
  • Faster, simplified Impella console set Up: Less than 90 seconds.


Dr. Singh discusses the benefit of the cardiac power output (CPO) metric on the Impella console. He notes that CPO is an objective measure and with the SmartAssist technology, his team can monitor trends in CPO, combined with other hemodynamic metrics to escalate or de-escalate care. 

Dr. Singh also discusses how these hemodynamic metrics can assist the heart team in making clinical decisions to improve patient outcomes. Watch this video to learn from Dr. Singh’s quick tips on how his team uses metrics from SmartAssist.

The Impella CP with SmartAssist is commercially available in the United States. 


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