What Does the Impella Heart Pump Do?

Impella: The technique who helps to recover your heart

Impella is world’s smallest artificial heart pump

Cardiogenic shock is a life-threatening condition where the heart suddenly stops pumping the required oxygen-rich blood to rest of the body.70 percent patients die in this situation.Impella Support is a life-saving technology for these patients.In the absence of aggressive and expert care and technology, mortality rate among patients with cardiogenic shock is exceedingly high (up to 70-90%).With immediate care, and support from Impella, the survival can be improved to more than 60%.

World’s smallest heart pump

The Impella, which is the world’s smallest heart pump, is capable of maintaining the delivery of oxygenated blood from the left ventricle to the brain and other vital organs in the body. It thus helps the heart to recover by giving it the time and opportunity to rest. This is one of the best and latest innovations in the field of cardiology and heart failure. It helps the patient’s heart to recover after a major heart attack. Not only does it help in the heart recovery but also helps in circulatory support while doing high risk complex coronary interventions particularly in the presence of severe pumping defect of the heart with significant area of damaged or dysfunctional heart muscle or unstable clinical status.

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It can pump the blood between 2.5 and 5.0 L/min

The Impella device is a catheter-based miniaturized ventricular assist device that pumps blood from left ventricle (LV) into ascending aorta and responsible for systemic circulation at an upper rate between 2.5 and 5.0 L/min. In the situation of complex intervention when heart’s pumping capability has severe defected, Impella support helps to maintain blood flow in body.

One more new advancement has come in stent technology. Now polymer free stents are using in angioplasty which reduce the risk of post angioplasty events. Due to the stent being implanted in angioplasty, the patient may have to face some problems later, such as swelling of the heart arteries, clotting or restenosis of the stent.The new generation stents are made of cobalt chromium metal instead of polymer.which will not cause problems after angioplasty.