Protected PCI

The Procedure

Protected PCI Enables Safe and Effective Treatment of High-Risk and Complex Patients

Benefits of Protected PCI include:

  • Improved outcomes through complete revascularization and reduction of repeat and staged procedures5
  • Improvement in ejection fraction and heart failure symptoms1
  • Significant reduction in the overall incidence of post-procedural acute kidney injury (AKI)2
  • Fewer hypotensive events during the procedure1
  • Reduction in peri-procedural MI and post-procedural MACCE3
  • Treatment options for patients ineligible for surgery4
  • Reduction in length of stay6


Read more about the procedural steps for the single-access technique that enables one access site for both the Impella CP® and an additional catheter.

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Restoring EF in Daily Clinical Practice

Vasileios Panoulas, MD, PhD, FRCP, FESC, presents 3 case examples from his in daily clinical practice that illustrate LV improvement following Impella-supported PCI.


SmartAssist® Facilitates Impella® Weaning and Explant Decision Making

Rajan Patel, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI discusses how SmartAssist technology has helped him make decisions about explanting and weaning in his high-risk PCI cases.


Complex Percutaneous Axillary Protected PCI Case

Watch Thom Dahle, MD, perform a high-risk PCI procedure recorded live from St. Cloud, MN, with panel commentary.


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  5. Burzotta, F., et al. (2019). J Interv Cardiol, 2019(5), 1-10.
  6. Maini, B., et al. (2014). Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res, 14(3), 403-416.