Protected PCI

Effective Hemodynamic Support in Elective and Urgent High-Risk PCI

A Protected PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) is a minimally invasive cardiac procedure supported with an Impella® heart pump. Impella support helps maintain hemodynamic stability and provides left ventricular unloading during the procedure, which may allow for more thorough PCI and more complete revascularization in a single session, reducing long-term incidences of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCE).


Best Practices for Optimizing Impella Use in High-Risk Patients

Prof. Dr. Nikos Werner introduces European best practices for optimizing Protected PCI with Impella heart pumps that were recently published in European Heart Journal Supplements.


Impact of Complete Revascularization With Impella Heart Pumps

Access an overview about the York data analysis - a pooled Individual Patient Data (IPD) comparison of pVAD and IABP in High-Risk PCI, presented by Vasileios Panoulas, MD, at EuroPCR 2023 (York I) and ESC 2023 (York II).

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Preview of video "Contemporary Practices of High-Risk PCI Using Percutaneous MCS"

Clinical Trial Update with Chuck Simonton, MD

Dr. Chuck Simonton, provides an update on clinical trials including PROTECT III, RESTORE EF, and PROTECT IV RCT.


Impact of Complete Revascularization With Impella Heart Pumps

Learn more about "A pooled individual patient data comparison of pVAD and IABP in high-risk PCI".

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European Best Practice: A Step Forward to Optimize Impella-Protected Percutaneous Coronary Intervention to Improve Outcome After High-Risk Coronary Interventions

This overview article provides a framework for this series of articles. It addresses European recommendations and best practices for patient management and mechanical circulatory support (MCS)during high-risk intervention.

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