Abiomed Team Demonstrates Impella at TCT 2015

October 14, 2015

As part of our coverage and participation at this year’s TCT Conference, our employees are actively demonstrating the Impella catheter and how it can help elective and urgent high risk PCI patients that are hemodynamically stable presenting with severe coronary artery disease and depressed ejection fraction. Watch each short video below for more information.

Impella 2.5 Silicone Vascular Model Demonstration

Jo, a national trainer for Abiomed, demonstrates how the Impella catheter is placed into the heart. The demonstration uses a see-through silicone model, and the Impella catheter can be seen going into the aorta and across the aortic valve for correct placement. Physicians who learn to place the Impella catheter into the heart use similar models for training.

Impella 2.5 Placement Simulation

Jessica, the national nurse educator for Abiomed, explains the placement of the Impella catheter using fluoroscopy. She shows the effects of Impella placement on cardiac wave forms and blood pressures. The video demonstrates the hemodynamic changes that occur when hemodynamic support is provided by the Impella catheter-based heart pump.

To learn more about the Impella® platform of heart pumps, including important risk and safety information associated with the use of the devices, please visit: abiomed.com/important-safety-information