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September 7, 2021

Impella® Skills Video: Mattress Suture Technique

This Impella skills video demonstrates the mattress suture technique used during insertion of the Impella RP® heart pump.

June 14, 2021

Impella® Skills Video: Impella RP® Insertion

This Impella skills video demonstrates insertion of the Impella RP®.

May 19, 2021

Intra-aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) FAQs

This FAQ discusses how IABP works and the role of IABP in Protected PCI and cardiogenic shock.

May 31, 2020

Impella RP® for COVID-19 Patients with Right Heart Failure

Amir Kaki, MD, presents a COVID-19 patient affected by a hypercoagulable state who had profound right ventricular dysfunction supported with Impella RP.  

October 30, 2019

NCSI Study: About 40% of AMICS Patients Develop Right Ventricular Dysfunction

Babar Basir, DO, discusses NCSI study findings on right ventricular dysfunction in AMI cardiogenic shock.

October 6, 2019

Right Heart Hemodynamics: Key to Recognizing Need for Biventricular Support

Daniel Burkhoff, MD, presents a HARVI simulation illustrating the importance of hemodynamics in managing biventricular failure.

August 22, 2019

Impella RP® Support for Univentricular Shock

Navin Kapur, MD, uses Impella RP to effectively manage univentricular shock in a patient with right ventricular failure.

August 2, 2019

Right Heart Failure and the Impella RP® Heart Pump

This FAQ discusses the causes, incidence, and diagnosis of right heart failure and how the Impella RP heart pump can support the right side of the heart.

October 2, 2017

Impella RP® Weaning Recommendations from Tim Larkin, MD

Dr. Tim Larkin describes his weaning protocol for the Impella RP heart pump during this physician Q&A session.

August 23, 2017

Utility of the PAPi for Risk Stratification in the Setting of Acute Inferior Wall Myocardial Infarction

The presence of RV dysfunction increases the risk of CS, high-grade AV-conduction block, and higher mortality.