Impella 5.5® Training Video

October 22, 2020

Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist® Tip-to-Toe

Global Impella Training Manager, Kevin Ray, MS, RT(R), CV, provides a tip-to-toe review of the Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist®.

Featured highlights include:

  • No pigtail - helps eliminate the risk of adhesions, ingrowth, or thrombus formation on the pigtail, improves torquability of the catheter, and prevents the catheter from getting caught up in left ventricular papillary muscle
  • Elongated inlet - helps reduce the risk of suction and allows more flow through the Impella 5.5
  • Rigid 21 Fr cannula - provides better deliverability, pushability, and torquability of the catheter
  • Optical pressure sensor - provides true physiologic pressure on the Automated Impella Controller (AIC)
  • 19 Fr motor - 45% shorter than the Impella 5.0® motor with ceramic bearings to help dissipate heat and improve the longevity of use
  • 9 Fr catheter - integrated steel coil makes the catheter more kink resistant and provides better torquability and deliverability
  • No repositioning sheath
  • Integrated white connector cable - just one connection to prep and operate the Impella 5.5

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