What Is the Impella® Heart Pump?
The Impella® is a mechanical heart pump. Surgeons insert the pump into a main artery during minimally invasive surgeries involving the coronary arteries.
It is electrically powered and easily removed once the procedure is over.
Why Use an Impella® Heart Pump?
The Impella® heart pump helps to protect the body during surgery to open blocked heart arteries (angioplasty). It allows your heart to rest and keeps blood flowing to the heart and other organs.
Kettering Health surgeons use the pump, when needed, to make angioplasties safer for patients.