The Protected PCI Blogging Team wants to take a moment to recognize the physicians who recently completed the “Impella Heart Team Certification Program.” This program is completed by those customers who are part of the Limited Market Release of the Impella RP Device.
The Impella Heart Team Certification Program consists of two parallel sessions: one for cardiologists, focusing on the New Era of Protected PCI, and one for surgeons concentrating on the Impella 5.0 device platform, with a focus on insertion procedures and simulation training. A portion of the training features an introduction to Impella RP device and case presentations from participating centers in which Impella RP would have been used had it been available. The discussion was facilitated by Navin Kapur, MD on improving outcomes in cardiogenic shock with the Impella platform. Another portion of the program is focused entirely on the Impella RP device certification, including insertion techniques from established implanters, patient identification, and a presentation concentrating on “Tips and Tricks.”
Below are the physicians who completed the March certification program.
Left to Right:
Seth Bilazarian, MD, Abiomed; Dan Raess, MD, Abiomed; Cathy Jeon, MD, Abiomed; Norberto Schecthmann, MD, Holmes Regional Medical Center; Matthew Campbell, MD, Holmes Regional Medical Center; Jason Richard, Abiomed; Theodore Bass, MD, UF Health Jacksonville; Joseph S. Rossi, MD, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill; Michael Yeung, MD, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
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