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.

Discover the lecture by Associate Professor Dr Alexander Bernhardt at EACTS 2021.

Patient Management Topics


Digital Summit 2020 - Session Cardiac Surgery

Explore the Cardiac Surgery Session at Digital Summit 2020 with Dr. Alexander Bernhardt.


EURO ELSO Symposia - ECMO and Impella: Escalation & Weaning

Discover our Symposium about "ECMO and Impella - Escalation & Weaning".


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.

Education Library

Explore the education library for more tips and tricks.