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Resources for Nurses

Your comprehensive source of patient management best practices to improve outcomes

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.

Is Your Patient a Candidate for Protected PCI?

Use this tool to determine if a patient may be appropriate to receive a Protected PCI procedure.

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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.

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Education and Resources

Explore case reviews, clinical data, ongoing studies, resources, patient management and more

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Calculators and Tools

Explore CPO/PAPI, heparin rate and AKI calculators. Utilize the Protected PCI patient selection tool

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