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Patient Perspective: Mary Hanel Regains QOL after Complete Revascularization

April 1, 2020

After her second heart attack, Mary finally regained her quality of life following complete revascularization with Protected PCI.

Automated Impella Controller™ (AIC): Understanding and Navigating the Placement Screen

March 23, 2020

Jo Kajewski, Global Impella® Trainer, describes the soft buttons, waveforms, and other information displayed on the AIC placement screen when a patient is on Impella support. 

Escalation Strategies in Cardiogenic Shock that Increase Unloading and Survival

March 20, 2020

Mark Anderson, MD presents his surgical perspectives on increasing survival in cardiogenic shock through escalation strategies that increase unloading.

Assessing and Maintaining the Impella® Access Site

March 9, 2020

Jo Kajewski, Advanced Impella Trainer, discusses how to assess the Impella access site, change dressings, and help prevent access site bleeding to improve patient outcomes. 

Amin et al. 

February 24, 2020

The objective of the analysis, as stated in Amin et al., was “to describe the trends in Impella® use; variation in Impella use and its outcomes over 13 years.

Dhruva et al. 

February 21, 2020

Dhruva et al. is a retrospective, observational analysis of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) complicated by cardiogenic shock undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) between October 1, 2015 and December 31, 2017. 

Impella® Position is Key to Minimizing Hemolysis

February 17, 2020

Marvin Slepian, MD explains hemolysis: what it is and how to minimize it.

Information for Physicians: Medical Office Review of Dhruva et al.

February 10, 2020

Seth Bilazarian, MD, identifies and discusses a number of limitations of the Dhurva et al. paper.

Is There Randomized Controlled Trial Data Available for Impella® Heart Pump Use in Cardiogenic Shock?

February 10, 2020

Abiomed is committed to providing the best possible clinical care and evidence of beneficial effect of Impella in critically ill patients with cardiogenic shock.

Managing Impella® Position Using Imaging and the Automated Impella Controller™

February 9, 2020

Jo Kajewski, Advanced Impella Trainer, discusses how Impella should appear on baseline echo and steps for repositioning Impella if a positioning alarm occur. 

Bleeding and Vascular Complications: A Look at Impella® Data Over Time

February 3, 2020

Daniel Raess, MD, describes how Impella® bleeding and vascular complication data has evolved over time and how it compares to data for other forms of mechanical circulatory support.

Recovery from STEMI-to-Shock Downward Spiral

January 31, 2020

Alexander Truesdell, MD, presents a case of a 61-year-old male who presented with acute anterior STEMI.

Calculating Total Heparin Rate

January 15, 2020

Learn how to account for Impella delivered heparin when calculating the total heparin dose for a patient supported with an Impella® heart pump. 

Multivessel Versus Culprit Vessel PCI in Cardiogenic Shock

January 13, 2020

Alejandro Lemor, MD, MS, discusses the safety of multivessel PCI in patients with AMI cardiogenic shock supported with the Impella® heart pump.