Impella CP™ (Cardiac Power)
Developed by Abiomed, Inc.
Advanced Cardiac Care
Kaweah Delta now offers a new heart pump technology for substantial cardiac support.
The launch of the Impella CP at Kaweah Delta, which promises a substantial
amount of cardiac power, can be inserted quickly and is ideal for patients
that require more hemodynamic support. Physicians and nurses will be able
to provide percutaneous support that represents approximately 80% of what
a healthy heart can pump each minute.
"We are very pleased to announce the availability of the new Impella
CP and we expect this to be a significant tool for our medical staff to
help more patients," said Lindsay Mann, the former chief executive
officer at Kaweah Delta. "In addition, this technology emphasizes
Kaweah Delta's ongoing commitment to provide our medical staff with
innovative technologies and our dedication to patients."
How It Works
The Impella CP® heart pump pulls blood from the left ventricle through
an inlet area near the tip and expels blood from the catheter into the
ascending aorta. The increased flow of the Impella CP is delivered on
the same platform as the Impella 2.5®.
The Impella CP device can be inserted via a standard catheterization procedure
through the femoral artery, into the ascending aorta, across the valve,
and into the left ventricle.
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