About Impella® Heart Pumps

 

What are Impella Heart Pumps?

Impella, the world’s smallest heart pump, is a support system of percutaneous catheter-based technology offering hemodynamic support to the heart. Impella has been treating patients in the United States since 2008. Impella heart pumps allow the heart to rest and recover by temporarily assisting the pumping function of the heart to efficiently deliver blood and oxygen to the entire body.

Impella is the only U.S. FDA-approved percutaneous heart pump technology indicated for patients with severe coronary artery disease requiring high-risk PCI or AMI cardiogenic shock.

Why is Impella Important?

Supports Your Heart

Protected PCI with Impella ensures blood flow is maintained to critical organs enabling your physician to perform a complete and optimized procedure, decreasing the likelihood of repeat procedures and multiple hospital stays.

Improved Quality of Life

In a randomized controlled trial, 8-in-10 patients treated with Impella heart pumps experienced reduction in heart failure symptoms or improvement in heart function.5

Stories of Recovery with Impella

 

Mattie Warren

Following her Protected PCI procedure, Mattie felt an immediate improvement in her health.

 

Jara Herron

10 days after delivering her daughter, Jara began experiencing severe weakness and difficulty breathing.

 

Mongin Smyly

Mongin's heart recovery after the temporary support of Impella heart pump during his Protected PCI procedure.

“I’m back to normal function. Actually, a little better than before. This is a second chance in life.”

- BABU ELADASARI

References

  1. Dangas, G.D., et al. (2014). Am J Cardiol, 113(2), 222-228. 
  2. Maini, B., et al. (2014). Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, 83(6), E183-E192. 
  3. Gregory, D., et al. (2013). J Manag Care Med, 16(1), 61-69.  
  4. Gregory, D., et al. (2013). Am Health Drug Benefits, 6(2), 88-99.
  5. O’Neill, W.W., et al. (2012). Circulation, 126(14), 1717-1727.
  6. O’Neill, W.W., et al. (2013). Journal of American College of Cardiology, USPella. 
  7. Rooset, et al. (2013). Journal of Medical Economics.

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