Q&A: Patient Selection for Impella® Heart Pump Support

January 1, 2018

Dr. Adhir Shroff outlines the patients that his team sees in clinical practice and how they identify patients who are candidates for hemodynamic support with the Impella device, both for acute coronary syndrome patients as well as elective procedures.

Key takeaways from the team include:

  • Left ventricular diastolic pressure to measure LV pressures if the patient is not in shock
  • If the patient is in shock, use hemodynamic support earlier in the case to unload
  • In high-risk PCI, the team looks at a series of high-risk parameters including last remaining conduit, unprotected left main intervention, low ejection fraction, and complexity of lesions

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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: www.protectedpci.com/indications-use-safety-information/