Surgical Applications

The Procedure

 

Overview

Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist® heart pump is inserted either directly through the axillary artery or ascending aorta using a single access point. Known as the surgeon's heart pump, Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist heart pump stabilizes hemodynamics, unloads the left ventricle, facilitates end organ perfusion and allows for recovery of native heart function.

Impella® Step-by-Step Guide

Impella 5.5®with SmartAssist® Heart Pump

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Impella 5.0 Axillary Insertion

This quick skills video describes the insertion of Impella 5.0 with the axillary insertion kit.

 

Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist® Overview

Global Impella Training Manager, Kevin Ray, MS, RT(R), CV, provides a tip-to-toe overview of the Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist® heart pump that’s designed for long-duration support.

Resources from the Education Library

 

Digital Summit 2020 - Session Cardiac Surgery

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

 

EACTS Symposia - Presentation Prof. Starck: The surgical perspective on right heart failure

Discover Prof. Starck's session about "The surgical perspective on right heart failure".

 

EACTS 2021: Prolonged support with pMCS making bridge to scenarios more flexible

Dr. Alexander Bernhardt on "Prolonged support with pMCS making bridge to scenarios more flexible".

Review Patient Management Best Practices

Learn more about measuring cardiac power output (CPO) and pulmonary artery pulsatility index (PAPi) and managing patients in the OR.

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