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Services & Treatments

Impella® Heart Pump

Overview

Termed “the world’s smallest heart pump,” this device is implanted during a heart catheterization procedure.

How It Works

  • Pulls blood from the heart and pumps the oxygenated blood to vital organs in the body.
  • Typically used for high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) and for short-term treatment of ongoing cardiogenic shock.

Benefits

  • Improves survival of cardiogenic shock patients
  • Fewer adverse events when compared to IABP
  • Reduced length of stay

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.