Tools & Techniques

Tools & Techniques - Clinical: Percutaneous catheter-based left ventricular support using the Impella CP

EuroIntervention 2015;10:1247-1249. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV10I10A206

Fadi Al-Rashid
Fadi Al-Rashid1*, MD; Christoph Nix2, Dipl.-Ing; Raimund Erbel1, MD, FACC, FAHA, FESC; Philipp Kahlert1, MD, FESC
1. Department of Cardiology, West German Heart and Vascular Center, Essen University Hospital, University Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany; 2. Abiomed, Aachen, Germany

The Impella CP (Abiomed Europe GmbH, Aachen, Germany) is a catheter-mounted axial-flow pump, which provides active unloading of the left ventricle. The Impella device has demonstrated efficacy in patients ranging from those w

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