Are You Caring for Patients with Heart Disease?
Heart disease remains the nation’s leading cause of death1
About 655,000 Americans die from heart disease each year – an estimated 1 in every 4 deaths – with coronary artery disease (CAD) being the most common type of heart disease2. Epidemiological studies have Identified CAD as a major contributor to heart failure burden, with angiographic evidence of CAD being a significant marker for a worse heart failure prognosis, increasing mortality risk by 250%.2
- Estimated prevalence of CAD in patients with heart failure is 50-65%3
- CAD represents a potentially treatable or reversible cause of heart failure3
- Only 17.5% of patients with CAD who were hospitalized for new on-set heart failure were tested for ischemic coronary artery disease3
- Upfront ischemic testing can lead to lower resource utilization in terms of ED visits and rehospitalization for complications of CAD and heart failure3
A Growing Population Appropriate for PCI
Why is Protected PCI Important?
The use of the Impella heart pump during a PCI allows blood pressure to be maintained during the procedure, allowing the physician to perform a more complete and optimized procedure. Protected PCI with Impella heart pumps has been proven to improve quality of life for these patients and help them return home faster.2,3
How Do Impella® Heart Pumps Work?
Impella, the world’s smallest heart pump, allows the heart to rest by protecting the patient hemodynamically during a high-risk procedure. Impella heart pumps provide direct left ventricular unloading by pulling blood from the left ventricle and expelling it into the aorta, increasing total cardiac output/arterial pressure and reducing myocardial oxygen consumption. For patients in right heart failure, the right-sided Impella heart pump delivers blood from the inferior vena cava to the pulmonary artery.
Explore Protected PCI Resources
Patient Identification Tool
Use this tool to determine if a patient may be appropriate to receive a Protected PCI procedure.
Provide your patients with additional information about Protected PCI with Impella.
Protected PCI Brochure
Learn more about Protected PCI and how Impella may be an option for your patients.
Ongoing and Upcoming Clinical Trials
Investigating whether the extent of complete revascularization is associated with the degree of LVEF improvement.Learn More
Ongoing trial to compare complete revascularization PCI with Impella to complete revascularization PCI without any planned hemodynamic support.Learn More