Education Library

Resources for Health Care Professionals





Heart Team Approach to Treating Cardiogenic Shock

March 5, 2018

Alexander Truesdell, MD, discusses best practices based on his team’s real-world experience treating cardiogenic shock.

Tips for Impella® Femoral Access and Explant

February 15, 2018

Thomas Tu, MD, presents tips for Impella femoral access and insertion of the Impella heart pump.

Updates from the Cardiogenic Shock Working Group

February 13, 2018

Navin Kapur, MD, and Mark Anderson, MD, discuss cardiogenic shock treatment strategies from the multidisciplinary Cardiogenic Shock Working Group.

Escalation of Support and Algorithms for Cardiogenic Shock

January 30, 2018

Mark Anderson, MD, discusses early use of mechanical circulatory support, a shock protocol, and a heart team approach to improving outcomes in cardiogenic shock.

An Intensivist’s Perspective on Impella® Patient Management

January 25, 2018

Nate Gilmore, MD, discusses best practices he's learned as an intensivist supporting patients in the ICU while on mechanical circulatory support.

Groin Management at the Impella® Heart Pump Access Site

December 12, 2017

Jeffrey Fowler, MD, discusses groin access site management in a patient supported with an Impella® heart pump.

Large Bore Access: Q&A with Adhir Shroff, MD, MPH

December 11, 2017

Adhir Shroff, MD, discusses key elements of large bore femoral access. 

Culprit-Lesion-Only PCI Compared with Multivessel PCI is Associated with Better Survival in Multivessel Disease, CS, and AMI

November 27, 2017

Holger Thiele, MD, presented that percutaneous coronary intervention of the culprit lesion only is associated with a lower 30-day composite risk for severe renal failure or death compared with multivessel PCI in patients with multivessel disease, cardiogenic shock, and acute myocardial infarction

Case Review: Protected PCI for Unprotected Left Main Coronary Artery Disease

November 21, 2017

Anthony Hilliard, MD, presents a case of high-risk PCI managed with atherectomy and support from the Impella CP® heart pump.

Exchanging a Balloon Pump with the Impella CP® Heart Pump: Case Review

November 20, 2017

Shon Chakrabarti, MD, walks through a cardiogenic shock case in which IABP was exchanged for the Impella CP® heart pump.

Current Approaches to Coronary Calcification

November 8, 2017

Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, describes coronary calcification and its impact on complex high-risk interventional procedures. 

Protected PCI: Panel Discussion of Data and Best Practices in High-Risk Patients

October 23, 2017

John Lasala, MD, Bill O’Neill, MD, Bill Lombardi, MD, and Jeff Moses, MD discuss data regarding high-risk patients undergoing Protected PCI. 

Hemodynamic Benefits of Impella RP® Heart Pump for Right Heart Failure

October 10, 2017

William O’Neill, MD and Mark Anderson, MD,  discuss the hemodynamic benefits of using the Impella RP heart pump for right heart failure.

Impella RP® Weaning Recommendations from Tim Larkin, MD

October 2, 2017

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

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

August 23, 2017

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