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August 27, 2020

The Impact of Extensive Revascularization in Protected PCI and Impella® Support in Cardiogenic Shock

Armin Klesius, MD, discusses R-IMP-IT results and the importance of this data in clinical practice with Cristina Aurigemma MD, Professor Francesco Burzotta, MD, and Professor Carlo Trani, MD.

August 25, 2020

What is the PROTECT Series?

This FAQ discusses the PROTECT series of FDA clinical studies, which include the PROTECT I study, the PROTECT II randomized controlled trial, and the PROTECT III study. 

August 23, 2020

Using the LV Waveform to Troubleshoot Suction Events

Understanding how to utilize and interpret LV waveforms displayed on the Automated Impella Controller™ can assist with troubleshooting suction events and aid in timely resolution.

August 21, 2020

SCAI Shock Classification Helps Predict Survival in AMICS

Ivan Hanson, MD, explains the SCAI shock staging system and how it can predict survival in AMI cardiogenic shock.

August 17, 2020

Impressive Survival and Heart Recovery in Cardiogenic Shock with Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist®

Danny Ramzy, MD, discusses Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist and impressive cardiogenic shock survival and heart recovery rates from his recently published paper.

August 14, 2020

Unloading Therapy for COVID-19 Patients

Impella Unloading in ECMO-Treated Patients in Cardiogenic Shock is Associated With Improved Survival in Several Published Multicenter Reports.

August 10, 2020

ICU Bedside Impella® Insertion in Cardiogenic Shock

Federico Pappalardo, MD, discussed beside insertion of Impella under TEE guidance in patients with cardiogenic shock.

August 6, 2020

Best Practices for Patients Supported with Impella® (Part 6): Impella Weaning and Escalation

Benham Tehrani, MD discusses escalating or weaning Impella support in this sixth and final video of the Best Practices for Patients Supported with Impella series.

July 29, 2020

Best Practices for Patients Supported with Impella® (Part 5): Impella Groin Management

Benham Tehrani, MD, discusses important groin management concepts for patients supported with the Impella heart pump in part 5 of this 6-video series.

July 28, 2020

Large Multicenter Study in Japan Finds High Survival Rates with Use of Impella® Heart Pump

Yoshiki Sawa, MD, PhD, discusses a large multicenter study in Japan demonstrating high survival rates in AMI cardiogenic shock patients receiving the Impella heart pump.

July 27, 2020

Insights on Mechanical Circulatory Support Use in AMI Cardiogenic Shock

Jacob Møller, MD, PhD, provides insights from recently published data on the use and timing of MCS in AMI cardiogenic shock in Denmark.

July 23, 2020

Best Practices for Patients Supported with Impella® (Part 4): Addressing Impella® Alarms

Benham Tehrani, MD, explains suction, low pulsatility, and placement signal blocked Impella® alarms in part 4 of this 6-video series.

July 22, 2020

De-Airing the Impella® Purge System

This quick skills video demonstrates the procedure for de-airing the Impella purge system using the Automated Impella Controller (AIC)

July 20, 2020

Transferring to the Standard Configuration

This quick skills video demonstrates the procedure for transferring from the initial set-up configuration of the Impella 2.5® or Impella CP® to the standard configuration using the Automated Impella Controller (AIC)

July 16, 2020

Best Practices for Patients Supported with Impella® (Part 3): Hemolysis

Benham Tehrani, MD, discusses hemolysis and how the Impella heart pump is designed to avoid hemolysis in part 3 of this 6-video series.