The world's smallest heart pump is the only non-surgical heart pump FDA-approved for patients undergoing high-risk PCI and those with cardiogenic shock. The Impella heart pump helps ensure blood flow is maintained to critical organs such as the brain and kidneys during a PCI procedure.
Impella® Protects the Heart During Cardiogenic Shock
What is Cardiogenic Shock
Cardiogenic shock is a life-threatening situation that occurs when the heart is unable to function, depriving critical organs of the blood they need to function properly. This may happen due to a sudden cardiac event such as a heart attack. When cardiogenic shock occurs, blood pressure becomes very low, signifying the heart’s inability to adequately pump blood in order to provide much-needed oxygen to vital organs.
The Impella heart pump helps ensure blood flow is maintained to critical organs while the physician treats the clinical issue.