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May 31, 2020

Impella RP® for COVID-19 Patients with Right Heart Failure

Amir Kaki, MD, presents a COVID-19 patient affected by a hypercoagulable state who had profound right ventricular dysfunction supported with Impella RP.  

May 29, 2020

No Increase in Mortality in Impella®-Supported Nonemergent High-Risk PCI

No increase in mortality seen in patients undergoing nonemergent high-risk Protected PCI in recent paper by Samin Sharma, MD, and colleagues.

May 20, 2020

COVID-19 Related Respiratory and Cardiac Failure: Roles for Advanced Therapy

Keshava Rajagopal, MD, discusses conventional management strategies and cardiopulmonary support strategies for COVID-19-related respiratory and cardiac failure.

May 19, 2020

Understanding the Placement Screen for the Impella CP® with SmartAssist® 

Jason Richard, Advanced Impella® Trainer, reviews each element of the AIC placement screen for an Impella CP with SmartAssist.

May 12, 2020

Impella RP® Treatment for a COVID-19 Patient in Cardiogenic Shock

Dimitri Karmpaliotis, MD, presents a COVID-19 patient in cardiogenic shock treated with Impella RP®.

May 8, 2020

Activating Cath Labs for Emergent Procedures Amid COVID-19: Best Practices for STEMI and RV Dysfunction

As emergent cath lab procedures resume amid COVID-19, Ehtisham Mahmud, MD, shares best practices for STEMI and William O’Neill, MD, discusses right ventricular dysfunction.

May 8, 2020

Activating Cath Labs for Elective Procedures Amid COVID-19: Ramping Up Procedures and Selecting Patients

Duane Pinto, MD and Mark Ricciardi, MD share cath lab reboot best practices for elective procedures amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

May 3, 2020

Dr. Thorsten Siess, Abiomed’s Chief Technology Officer and Inventor of Impella® Shares his Insights on the Impella Platform of Heart Pumps

Thorsten Siess, PhD, inventor of Impella discusses the family of Impella heart pumps and new features for the clinical community.

May 1, 2020

Impella® Support for COVID-19 Myocarditis

Amit Pawale, MD, presents a case of COVID-19 myocarditis treated with ECMO and Impella.

April 16, 2020

What is the Difference Between “Venting” and “Unloading”?

Navin Kapur, MD succinctly explains the concept of ventricular unloading.

April 13, 2020

Treatment of a COVID-19 Patient Using Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist®

David D’Alessandro, MD, presents the case of a 44-year-old woman with cardiac presentation of COVID-19 who was treated with Impella 5.5 SmartAssist.

April 2, 2020

COVID-19 Cardiovascular Manifestations: Considerations for MCS

Physicians discuss cardiovascular manifestations in patients with COVID-19 and mechanical support strategies in these patients with cardiac collapse.

April 1, 2020

Study Finds pVADs are Cost-Effective for High-Risk PCI

In the era of increasing healthcare costs, the cost-effectiveness of traditional versus emerging technologies is an ongoing consideration when evaluating long-term outcomes.

April 1, 2020

Patient Perspective: Mary Hanel Regains QOL after Complete Revascularization

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

March 23, 2020

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

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.