Surgical Applications

Patient Management

Patient Management in Cardiac Surgery with the Impella® Heart Pump

Patient Management Starts in the Operating Room

On this page, you will find all relevant information on patient management for Impella heart pumps in cardiac surgery. Our surgical case checklist provides guidance for all steps of patient management with the Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist® heart pump. It covers all aspects required in the operating theatre and in the intensive care unit following surgery. You will also learn more about mobilisation with the Impella heart pump as well as escalation and de-escalation scenarios for more flexible “bridge to” scenarios.


Checklist for Patient Management with Impella Heart Pumps

You can download our checklist here.


Best Practices for Echocardiography

Good insertion and positioning facilitates patient management and pump management. In the video, you can learn more about echocardiography as a tool for checking the position of an Impella heart pump.


Mobilisation of Patients with Impella Heart Pumps

In this video, learn everything about patient mobilisation with Impella heart pumps.


Escalation and De-Escalation Strategies with pMCS Allow for a More Flexible Design of “Bridge To” Scenarios.

Learn more about therapy escalation or discover the lecture by Professor Dr. Alexander Bernhardt.

Patient Management Topics


Prof. Evgenij Potapov : SOPs for Cardiogenic Shock

Prof. Evgenij Potapov discusses improved survival in patients who were treated at his institution with standard operating procedures (SOPs) for cardiogenic shock.


How to Achieve Better Outcomes in PCCS

Prof. Dr. med. Gregor Warnecke discusses how to achieve better outcomes in patients with postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock (PCCS).


Early Left Ventricular Unloading Improves Survival in Patients With Cardiogenic Shock Undergoing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)

Dr. Andreas Götzenich interviews Dr. Benedikt Schrage from Hamburg on the topic "Early left ventricular unloading improves survival in patients with cardiogenic shock undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)".

Education Library

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