A young man with biventricular dysfunction and severe malperfusion to multiple organs is put on ECMO and Impella support. Despite Impella malfunction and subsequent stroke, he recovered to undergo heart-kidney transplant.
Impella Support Fails to Improve Outcomes of VT Ablation in High-Risk Heart Failure Patients
A reduction in periprocedural acute hemodynamic decompensation events was offset by a tenfold higher rate of complications in a study reflecting first-in-human experience with the procedure.
Study Finds Clues to Acute Neurologic Events With Short-Term Impella Cardiac Support
A large case series has identified plausible risk factors for ischemic stroke or intracranial hemorrhage in patients on temporary LVAD support, shaping further studies to pinpoint key risks.
Salvage VT Ablation with Impella 5.0 Support: Case-Based Insights
We’ve been pioneering use of the Impella 5.0 temporary LVAD to support patients with cardiogenic shock who need salvage ablation for ventricular tachycardia. This case study shares lessons learned to date.
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First Successful Use of Biventricular Impella Pumps as a Bridge to Heart Transplant
This unprecedented case report shows that, in the right patients, biventricular support with Impella devices can minimize the risk of complications and reduce transplant recovery time.