Surgical Applications

Patient Identification

Which Patients Should be Considered for a Surgically-Inserted Impella® Heart Pump?

  • Significant hemodynamic deficit
  • Potential need to escalate support

Why escalate?

  • Unload the left ventricle
  • Increase end organ perfusion
  • Facilitate ambulation with axillary insertion of Impella 5.0® or Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist® heart pumps

Escalation and De-Escalation of MCS in Cardiogenic Shock

Dr. Bertoldi talks about "Escalation and de-escalaltion of MCS in Cardiogenic Shock" at Digital Summit 2021.

Resources from the Education Library


Escalation Strategies that Increase Unloading

Cardiothoracic Surgeon Mark Anderson, MD, discusses how cardiac surgery may help move the data closer to ≥80% survival-to-discharge quality measure in the National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative (NCSI) Study.


Impressive Survival and Heart Recovery Rates with Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist

Cardiac Surgeon Danny Ramzy, MD, reports the first U.S. experience with Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist.

PrPreview EACTS 2021 Recordings

EACTS 2021 all Recordings on Demand

Discover all EACTS 2021 Recordings here.

Clinical Evidence

Learn more about key findings from RECOVER I and other ongoing clinical trials.