What is IQ database?

June 25, 2019

Abiomed’s Impella Quality (IQ) Database is an ongoing, observational, HIPAA-compliant collection of real-world outcomes data on nearly 100% of U.S. Impella patients from more than 1,300 centers. The IQ Database collects outcomes to Impella explant and is used to identify best practices to improve patient outcomes.

IQ data, along with data from the cVAD Study, has helped identify and validate best practices for Impella use associated with improved survival and native heart recovery. These best practices, including use of Impella pre-PCI, reduction of inotropes, early identification of shock, and hemodynamic monitoring with pulmonary artery catheters, have now been validated in multiple publications:

The IQ Database includes data on more than 36,000 Protected PCI patients who were treated from April 2009 to March 2019. New data, announced in April, shows the mean and median LVEF remains below the ≤35% threshold that is considered depressed, even after Impella received its expanded FDA PMA to include patients with mild or moderately reduced ejection fraction.

What is Impella IQ database