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Revascularization Strategies for Multivessel CAD With Impella for AMI Shock

July 13, 2020

William O’Neill, MD, presents data supporting multivessel intervention with Impella® support in patients with AMI cardiogenic shock. 

Best Practices for Patients Supported with Impella® (Part 2): Impella Waveforms, Positioning, and Repositioning

July 10, 2020

Benham Tehrani, MD explains how to understand Impella waveforms, assess Impella position, and best practices for repositioning Impella in part 2 of this 6-video series.

Mechanical Circulatory Support in Refractory Cardiogenic Shock: Extrapolations for COVID-19 from Influenza Virus-Related Myocarditis

July 9, 2020

Dr. Andreas Schäfer shares insights that may pertain to COVID-19 gained from mechanical circulatory support in refractory cardiogenic shock due to influenza virus-related myocarditis.

How is Impella CP® with SmartAssist® different from Impella CP®?

July 7, 2020

The Impella CP with SmartAssist is more technically advanced than the Impella CP to improve ease-of use and patient management. 

National Trends on the Incidence and Clinical Outcomes of Stroke in  Cardiogenic Shock

July 7, 2020

Navin Kapur, MD discusses the incidence and clinical outcomes of stroke in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and cardiogenic shock.

Best Practices for Patients Supported with Impella® (Part 1): Overview and Initial Management Tips

June 30, 2020

Benham Tehrani, MD describes initial management tips for patients supported with the Impella heart pump and provides an overview for this 6-video series.

The Importance of Hemodynamic Monitoring in Cardiogenic Shock

June 26, 2020

Elazer Edelman, MD, PhD discusses how achieving optimal therapeutic benefit in patients with cardiogenic shock requires metrics to guide titration and weaning of support. 

Changing the Purge Fluid Bag

June 22, 2020

This quick skills video demonstrates the procedure for changing the purge fluid bag using the Automated Impella Controller (AIC)

Inova Program Improving Outcomes in Cardiogenic Shock

June 21, 2020

Take a look at the cardiogenic shock program with Benham Tehrani, MD, Alexander Truesdell, MD, Carolyn Rosner, NP, Shashank Sinha, MD, and Chuck Murphy, MD.

Changing the Purge Cassette and Fluid Bag

June 20, 2020

This quick skills video demonstrates the procedure for changing the purge cassette and fluid bag using the Automated Impella Controller (AIC)

SmartAssist® Technology LV Metrics FAQs

June 14, 2020

Jo Kajewski, Advanced Impella® Trainer, answers some frequently asked questions about LV metrics displayed using Impella SmartAssist® technology.

Troubleshooting Suspected Hemolysis in Patients Supported with Impella® Heart Pump

June 14, 2020

Jessica Page, Global Impella Trainer, reviews the clinical signs and symptoms of hemolysis and provides tips for reducing the risk of hemolysis in patients supported with the Impella heart pump.

Impella® SmartAssist® Technology: Deriving the LV Waveform and Measuring LVEDP

June 10, 2020

Jo Kajewski, Advanced Impella Trainer, describes how the LV waveform is derived and how LVEDP is measured using Impella SmartAssist technology.

Weaning with the SmartAssist® Technology Trend Screen

June 7, 2020

Jessica Page, Advanced Impella® Trainer, reviews how to use the SmartAssist trend screen during weaning of Impella.

A Story of Significant EF Improvement with Biventricular Impella® Support

June 4, 2020

To the surprise of all the treating cardiologists, the patient presented with an ejection fraction of 5%, which improved to 55% on Day 6 after support with Impella RP® and Impella CP®.