Surgical Applications

Surgical Management with Impella® Heart Pumps

On this page you will find all information about Impella heart pumps in cardiac surgery. Learn more about patient identification, the procedure, clinical evidence and patient management. Surgical applications for Impella heart pumps include:

  • The Impella is a circulatory support system for patients with reduced left ventricular function, e.g. after cardiotomy, in low output syndrome or cardiogenic shock in acute myocardial infarction.
  • Impella can also be used as a cardiovascular support system during coronary bypass surgery on the beating heart, especially in patients with a limited ejection fraction prior to surgery and a high risk of post-operative low output syndrome.

Patient Identification

Find out which patients are eligible for support with Impella heart pumps.


Discover information on how to use Impella® heart pumps, with step-by-step instructions.

Clinical Evidence

Learn more about clinical evidence, clinical guidelines and studies.

Patient Management

Learn more about patient management topics such as mobilisation or checklists.

Resources from the Education Library


EACTS 2023: Kaveh Eghbalzadeh - Awake Insertion of Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist

Discover Kaveh Eghabalzadeh's, MD, presentation at EACTS 2023.


EACTS 2023: Evgenij Potapov - pMCS,ECLS, ECpella, ECmella - When, How and for Whom?

Prof. Evgenij Potapov, MD, discusses temporary MCS options for cardiogenic shock, highlighting the ECMELLA 2+ concept.


EACTS 2023: Scott Silvestry: Impella 5.5® and Impella RP Flex® Experience

Scott Silvestry, MD, discusses his experience with Impella 5.5® and Impella RP Flex® at EACTS 2023.

Education Library

Discover interviews, technical articles and recordings in our Education Library.