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Protected PCI with Impella may be an option for you.

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Impella is the only FDA-approved, non-surgical heart pump proven safe and effective to temporarily assist the pumping function of the heart during stent placement and ensure blood flow is maintained to critical organs. This procedure, known as a Protected PCI, reduces the risk of complications,  decreases repeat heart procedures and improves quality of life.

Protected PCI with Impella®

A Protected PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) also known as protected stenting is a minimally invasive heart procedure supported by Impella 2.5® or Impella CP®. The Impella heart pump helps maintain hemodynamic stability during the procedure, enabling patients with severe heart disease to safely undergo a stenting procedure.

The Impella® heart pump has been proven safe and effective to reduce adverse events during high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions, including unstable blood pressure and poor circulation.

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