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November 5, 2018

What is A-CURE?

The clinical, preclinical, and basic research of A-CURE focuses primarily on the use of the Impella® heart pump, a transvalvular microaxial flow pump, as the means to unload the heart.

October 1, 2018

National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative: 1 Year Later

William O'Neill, MD, Cindy Grines, MD, FACC, FSCAI, and Navin K. Kapur, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FAHA, discuss NCSI data after 1 year.

September 11, 2018

How is Closure Managed with Impella® Heart Pumps?

Review the key steps of the manual compression technique.

September 11, 2018

What Size Access Sheath is Used with Impella® Heart Pumps?

Review the access sheath sized used for Impella heart pumps in this FAQ.

September 5, 2018

Complex PCI Involving Prior CABG and Comorbidities

Perwaiz Meraj, MD, presents a complex coronary intervention Protected PCI case with hemodynamic support from the Impella CP® heart pump. 

August 8, 2018

Training Video for the Axillary Insertion Kit

This Quick Skills Video depicts insertion of the Impella 5.0 with the Axillary Insertion Kit.

March 5, 2018

Heart Team Approach to Treating Cardiogenic Shock

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

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.

May 8, 2017

Clinical Options for Minimizing Contrast Exposure and Reducing Contrast-Induced Kidney Injury Risk

Contrast-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) caused by iodinated contrast medium is associated with high morbidity and mortality in at-risk patients.

March 27, 2017

CTO Impact on the Long-Term Prognosis of Ischemic Systolic Heart Failure

This study shows that presence of CTO in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) with ischemic heart failure results in adverse long-term prognosis.

June 23, 2016

How Impella 2.5® Provides Hemodynamic Support During Protected PCI

Watch how Impella 2.5® provides hemodynamic support during Protected PCI.