Surgical Applications

Clinical Evidence

RECOVER I Data After Post-Cardiotomy Cardiogenic Shock1

Hemodynamic parameters improved immediately after Impella 5.0® heart pump placement, leading to an increase in mean cardiac index (CI) from 1.4 to 2.5 L/min/m2 and an increase in MAP from 71 mmHg to 83 mmHg.

  • 94%

    survival at 1 month

  • 81%

    survival at 6 months

  • 75%

    survival at 1 year


Surgical Best Practices and Algorithms for Cardiogenic Shock

Cardiothoracic Surgeon Mark Anderson, MD, discusses improvements in outcomes for patients in cardiogenic shock through the early use of mechanical circulatory support and the development of shock protocols with a heart team. Dr. Anderson also shares his experience treating patients who need escalation of support.

Explore Procedural Best Practices

Learn more about pre-insertion, post-insertion and daily management best practices.


  1. Griffith B.P., et al., (2013). J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 145(2), 548-554.