Principles of Impella Cardiac Support

  title={Principles of Impella Cardiac Support},
  author={David M. Weber and Daniel H Raess and Jos{\'e} P. S. Henriques and Thorsten Siess},
T he ideal cardiac assist device for the catheterization laboratory provides effective support for both elective high-risk patients, as well as acute or emergent patients, and has a safety and ease-of-use profile appropriate to each procedure setting. For elective highrisk percutaneous coronary interventions (HR PCI), the clinical goals of the ideal device are (1) to maintain stable systemic hemodynamics while avoiding disruptions in cardiac output, clinical challenges to end-organ function… CONTINUE READING


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