Tag: AIC


Transferring to a Backup AIC

Quick Skills Video for Using the Automated Impella Controller This quick skills video demonstrates the procedure for transferring Impella® support from one Automated Impella Controller (AIC) to another AIC. See how to interact with the AIC as well as how to transfer the Impella catheter. This video covers: How to confirm that the new AIC … Continue reading “Transferring to a Backup AIC”

Troubleshooting Suction Events

How to Utilize the LV Waveform The left ventricular (LV) waveforms displayed on the Automated Impella Controller (AIC) can provide information to assist in troubleshooting suction events for patients supported with an Impella® heart pump. In this video, Jason Richard, an Advanced Impella Trainer, discusses how to recognize and manage suction using LV waveform information. … Continue reading “Troubleshooting Suction Events”

Changing the Purge Fluid Bag

Quick Skills Video for Using the Automated Impella Controller This quick skills video demonstrates the procedure for changing the purge fluid bag using the Automated Impella Controller (AIC). See how to interact with the AIC as well as how to perform the steps of changing the purge fluid bag. The procedure should be completed within … Continue reading “Changing the Purge Fluid Bag”

Understanding the SmartAssist AIC

Locating Key Impella Information on the Placement Screen Jason Richard, an Advanced Impella® Trainer at Abiomed, walks through each element displayed on the Automated Impella Controller (AIC) placement screen for an Impella CP® with SmartAssist®. The placement screen is the most commonly used treatment option screen on the AIC. “Everything you need to know about … Continue reading “Understanding the SmartAssist AIC”

Abiomed Automated Impella Controller™ (AIC)

Understanding and Navigating the AIC Placement Screen Do you understand all the elements displayed on the Automated Impella Controller (AIC) placement screen? In this video, Advanced Impella Trainer Jo Kajewski walks through the soft buttons, waveforms, and other information displayed on the placement screen to help you understand this information and navigate through the displays … Continue reading “Abiomed Automated Impella Controller™ (AIC)”

Case Video: Impella Connect® Was Key to Troubleshooting

Remote Support in a Snowstorm As an early user of Impella Connect®, Dr. David Zlotnick describes how this technology, which allows remote visualization of Automated Impella® Controller (AIC) console data, has been valuable to his team at the University of Buffalo. Dr. Zlotnick is an interventional cardiologist and assistant professor of medicine at University of … Continue reading “Case Video: Impella Connect® Was Key to Troubleshooting”