George Thompson from Blackpool, UK is very passionate about music, playing golf, and supporting his local football team. One day he felt slight pressure in his chest and tingling in his arm, which he thought would pass. When the pain continued, he went to the doctor who told him he was having a heart attack and instructed him to go to Blackpool Victoria Hospital for treatment. The medical team recognized George’s heart was weak and needed immediate support. They decided to place an Impella CP® heart pump to provide hemodynamic support and allow his heart to rest during the procedure. Without it, there was a chance he may not have survived. Today, George’s heart has fully recovered. He now cherishes time with his wife, Jean, and their grandchild Georgina.

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