Impella Insertion: Tips & Tricks

February 15, 2018

Dr. Thomas Tu of Baptist Health Hospital discusses his approach to placing Impella once the sheath has been placed. Dr. Tu outlines several techniques, including:

  • Over the wire versus wireless
  • Angiographic landmarks for cannula placement
  • Loading the Impella catheter on to the guidewire
  • Aligning the placement guidewire
  • Obtaining hemostasis

Tune in to learn tips, tricks and techniques for Impella access and insertion.

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