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July 13, 2020

Revascularization Strategies for Multivessel CAD with Impella® for AMI Shock

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

July 10, 2020

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

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.

July 9, 2020

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

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.

July 7, 2020

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

This FAQ describes the Impella CP with SmartAssist and how it differs from the Impella CP heart pump.

July 7, 2020

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

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

June 30, 2020

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

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

June 26, 2020

The Importance of Hemodynamic Monitoring in Cardiogenic Shock

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

June 22, 2020

Changing the Purge Fluid Bag

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

June 21, 2020

Inova Program Improving Outcomes in Cardiogenic Shock

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.

June 20, 2020

Changing the Purge Cassette and Fluid Bag

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

June 14, 2020

SmartAssist® Technology LV Metrics FAQs

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

June 14, 2020

Troubleshooting Suspected Hemolysis in Patients Supported with Impella® Heart Pump

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.

June 10, 2020

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

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

June 7, 2020

Weaning with the SmartAssist® Technology Trend Screen

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

June 4, 2020

A Story of Significant EF Improvement with Biventricular Impella® Support

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®.