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September 9, 2021

Fellows Course: ICU & Device Management

Timothy Smith, MD, discusses the importance of the cardiovascular ICU and device management for patients with cardiogenic shock supported with the Impella® heart pump.

September 7, 2021

Impella® Skills Video: Mattress Suture Technique

This Impella skills video demonstrates the mattress suture technique used during insertion of the Impella RP® heart pump.

August 23, 2021

Impella® Skills Video: Changing the Femoral Access Site Dressing in the ICU

This Impella skills video demonstrates how to change the femoral access site dressing in the ICU.

August 19, 2021

Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist® Anterior Direct Insertion Animation

View an animation depicting the primary steps for anterior direct insertion of Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist.

August 19, 2021

FAQ: Anticoagulation

This FAQ addresses thrombus formation and anticoagulation for blood-contacting medical devices, such as the Impella® heart pump.

August 13, 2021

Fellows Course: Contemporary Insights into Cardiogenic Shock and STEMI

Navin Kapur, MD, shares contemporary insights into cardiogenic shock and STEMI management.

August 9, 2021

Study of 21,848 High-Risk PCI Patients Demonstrates Lower Risk of Death and Complications in Patients who Receive PVADs  

A study of 21,848 non-emergent, high-risk patients who underwent PCI with PVADs, including Impella® heart pumps, demonstrates the PVAD patients had a lower rate of mortality and complications than patients who underwent PCI with IABPs.

July 29, 2021

Impella® Skills Video: Guidewire Reaccess

Learn how to use the Impella repositioning sheath with guidewire access port to insert a 0.035” guidewire to maintain access to the arteriotomy.

July 22, 2021

Impella® Skills Video: Impella 5.0® Insertion Using the Silicone Plug Technique

This Impella skills video demonstrates insertion of the Impella 5.0® using the silicone plug technique.

July 16, 2021

Automated Impella Controller™ Overview

This Impella® skills training video demonstrates the main functions of the Automated Impella Controller (AIC) and describes the components and display screens.

July 8, 2021

Protected PCI for Superior Long-Term Outcomes

Gregg Stone, MD, and Duane Pinto, MD, host this panel discussion from SCAI 2021 of Protected PCI and diagnosis and treatment of high-risk and complex coronary disease.

July 6, 2021

Transporting a Patient on Impella® Heart Pump Support

Learn about Impella heart pumps and how to transport patients, monitor pump position, and troubleshoot during patient transport.

June 25, 2021

Standardizing Definition and Methodology for Complete Revascularization

Ziad Ali, MD, discusses his recently published paper “Standardizing the Definition and Analysis Methodology for Complete Coronary Artery Revascularization” published in JAHA.

June 24, 2021

CRT 2021: Essential Skills for Complex and High-Risk PCI

Alex Truesdell, MD, provides a high-level overview of essential skills for performing complex and high-risk PCI at the CRT 2021 virtual annual symposium.

June 22, 2021

Managing Cardiogenic Shock: A Case-Based Approach

Alex Truesdell, MD, and Michele Voeltz, MD, co-host this case-based discussion of managing cardiogenic shock with Benham Tehrani, MD, Reshad Garan, MD, Katherine Kunkel, MD, and Timothy Smith, MD.

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