Heparin-Free Purge: Bicarbonate-Based Purge Solution
Sodium bicarbonate purge solution for Impella® heart pumps received FDA PMA approval in April 2022, as an alternative to heparin, for patients who are intolerant to heparin or in whom heparin is contraindicated.
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PCCS Care Pathway and Use of Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist® Heart Pump
A heart team approach and hemodynamic assessment led to timely and effective use of Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist for this patient with PCCS.
Assessing and Maintaining Impella Heart Pump Access Site
Learn how to assess the Impella access site and help prevent access site bleeding.
Postpartum Myocarditis Escalated to Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist
This case study describes how escalation of support to Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist enabled heart recovery in a 33-year-old woman with postpartum myocarditis.
Learn more about effective hemodynamic support in elective and urgent high-risk PCI with the Impella platform.
AMI Cardiogenic Shock
Reverse the downward spiral of cardiogenic shock by identifying patients early, treating them with a good protocol and following them with hemodynamic monitoring.
Right Heart Failure
Learn how to identify right ventricular failure, review criteria for consideration of right-sided support, and access other resources to improve patient outcomes.