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.

Education Library

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

EACTS 2022 - Recordings

Discover presentations about "MCS for PCCS, Structural Heart Disease, and Advanced Cardiogenic Shock".