Designed for Cardiac Surgeons
The Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist® Heart Pump is designed for surgeons who want to offer their patients complete left ventricular unloading with full systemic flow. Here you can find all information about the Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist heart pump. It is applied via the axillary artery or directly via the aorta using common surgical methods. In doing so, it results in direct unloading of the left ventricle by reducing ventricular work for a period of up to 30 days. The Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist heart pump is used, for example, in patients with cardiogenic shock.
Optimized Patient Management Through Further Developed Pump Key Figures
How can Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist support you in your daily clinical routine? The Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist's enhanced pump metrics make it easier to use the heart pump and, together with Impella Connect cloud-based remote monitoring, provide improved patient outcomes. Metrics facilitate patient management. For example, they assist in pump positioning and, thanks to special weaning algorithms, in the weaning phase, thus helping to optimize native cardiac recovery and outcome.
Improved Clinical Outcomes Using Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist Compared to Impella 5.0® in Patients with Cardiogenic Shock And Heart Failure
Clinical Evidence for Impella 5.5 With SmartAssist
A study published in the journal ASAIO examined outcomes of the first 55 patients treated with Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist at Cleveland Clinic, Hackensack University Medical Center/Hackensack Meridian Health and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Study authors and cardiac surgeons Ed Soltesz, MD, Mark Anderson, MD, and Danny Ramzy, MD, conclude that Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist is clinically appropriate for a number of challenging scenarios, including cardiogenic shock after AMI.2
The survivors regained their original cardiac function2/
EACTS 2022 On Demand Recordings
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Overview Impella 5.5® With SmartAssist® Heart Pump
The Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist heart pump is indicated for use in cardiogenic shock and is designed to unload the left ventricle and support systemic circulation.
- Hemodynamic support up to 5.5
- Placement via axillary or direct aortic access
- Small motor diameter (18 Fr) & short motor facilitate placement
- Fiber optic pressure sensor:
- The placement signal is based on physiological pressure
- The optical pressure sensor system provides high-tech pressure measurements for position control (for ventricular pumps)
Shorter catheter (70 cm) for better mobility
Overview of Functions and Indications
- Cardiogenic shock in AMI
- Escalation with mechanical circulatory support
- Acute decompensated heart failure
- Postpartum cardiomyopathy
Intelligent Positioning, Handling and Weaning Thanks to New Sensors
- Integrated optical sensor in the aorta for better position detection
- Allows position correction in the ICU without the need for imaging (only for pumps in the left ventricle)
Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist Heart Pump Axillary Insertion Animation
Learn more about the axillary insertion of the Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist heart pump.
Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist Heart Pump Direct Aortic Insertion
Learn more about the direct aortic insertion of the Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist heart pump.
Impella 5.5 mit SmartAssist Kit
Kit for axillary insertion
0.018 inch x 260 cm placement guidewire
2 silicone plugs
Automated Impella Controller™
10.4-inch color display for easy reading
Attachment to controller cart (not shown) for transport within the hospital
60 minutes emergency power supply for mobile transport
Kit for Axillary Insertion
Vascular access kit for the axillary introducer sheath of the Impella catheter.
2 graft clamps
Peel-Away Introducer, 23 Fr x 6 cm, with Hemostasis Valve
silicone-coated 8-Fr dilator
0.018 inch x 260 cm
Guidewire with a radiopaque, malleable tip for placement of the Impella catheter in the left ventricle.
The purge cassette directs purge fluid to the Impella catheter. Purge fluid flows from the purge cassette through the catheter to the microaxial blood pump to prevent blood from entering the motor.
Additional Information for Download
Indications for Use EU
The Impella 5.5 heart pump is an intracardiac pump for supporting the left ventricle. It is intended for clinical use in cardiology and in cardiac surgery for up to 30 days for the following
indications, as well as others:
• The Impella 5.5 is a cardiovascular support system for patients with reduced left ventricular function, e.g., post-cardiotomy, low output syndrome, cardiogenic shock after acute myocardial infarction.
• The Impella 5.5 may also be used as a cardiovascular support system during coronary bypass surgery on the beating heart, particularly in patients with limited preoperative ejection fraction with a high risk of
postoperative low output syndrome.
Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist Heart Pump is contraindicated in the following situations:
• Mechanical aortic valves, severe aortic valvular stenosis or valvular regurgitation
• Hematological disorder causing fragility of the blood cells or hemolysis
• Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM)
• Aneurysm or necrotomy or severe anomaly of the ascending aorta and / or the aortic arch
• Mural thrombus in the left ventricle
• Presence of an Atrial or Ventricular Septal Defect (including post-infarct VSD)
• Anatomic conditions precluding insertion of the pump
• Other illnesses or therapy requirements precluding use of the pump
• Severe peripheral arterial occlusion disease (PAOD) is a relative contraindication
There are risks of complications with every procedure using a blood pump. These include among others:
· Immune reaction
· Embolism, thrombosis
· Vascular injury through to angionecrotomy
· Positioning problems
· Infection and septicemia
· Dislocation of the pump
· Cardiovalvular injuries due to extreme movement of the suction cannula in relation to the cardiac valve or
as a result of attachment by suction of the pump to the valve system following incorrect positioning
· Endocardiac injuries as a result of attachment of the pump due to suction
· Pump failure, loss of pump components following a defect
· Patient dependency on the pump after use for support
In addition to the risks above, there are other WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS associated with Impella devices.
For more information please see the Instructions for Use Manuals.
Ramzy, D., et al. (2020). New Surgical Circulatory Support System Outcomes. ASAIO Journal.
Abiomed data available ES 2019 -129
Only for pumps in the ventricle