Abiomed’s Impella CP Introducer* was recently FDA cleared1 , and is being released to users. It has a 14 French (F) sheath, which permits placement of the Impella CP’s pump (motor and housing). However, after the Impella CP pump is positioned in the ventricle, its smaller Impella 9 F catheter shaft remains in the introducer. … Continue reading “Single-Access with 14 F Impella Sheath Procedural Steps”
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Download the Allegheny Health Network Protected PCI Algorithm to guide decision-making for appropriate use of the Impella® heart pump for Protected PCI.
Download the Mt. Sinai Protected PCI Algorithm to guide decision-making for appropriate use of the Impella 2.5 and Impella CP heart pump for Protected PCI.
Impella 2.5/Impella CP/Impella 5.0/Impella LD/Impella RP Heart Pumps – Quick Reference and Troubleshooting Guide For AIC Software V6 and Higher.
This is a sample high-risk PCI algorithm used by Henry Ford Health System. Specifically, it is a Left Ventricular Mechanical Circulatory Support Device (MCS) Decision Tree Before Elective CTO and Complex PCI. IM2-277-16 v3
Download INOVA Heart and Vascular Institute’s Protected PCI algorithm, which begins with a heart team evaluation of high risk criteria including complex anatomy, comorbidities and hemodynamic compromise. Clinical goals include increasing ventricular function, decreasing angina/heart failure, reducing re-hospitalization, and improving quality of life.