Artificial Heart VAD WORLDS SMALLEST HEART PUMP IMPELLA 2.5
Artificial Heart VAD WORLDS SMALLEST HEART PUMP IMPELLA 2.5:
The Impella is a revolutionary heart pump device that I have been fascinated with—the engineering design provides a minimally invasive solution for the patient. This device is a retired system that is unused , yet provides valuable information as an object to study. Perfect for your engineering library —and looks great in our heart device library. Below are some key features of the device. The Impella Ventricular Support System helps pump blood by drawing blood out of the heart and pumping it into the aorta, partially or fully bypassing the left ventricle. It is implanted into the left side of a patient's heart through a small incision in the femoral artery. Impella is a miniaturized percutaneously inserted ventricular assist device (VAD) that can be placed via a retrograde approach across the aortic valve using a femoral arterial access. ... The device pumps blood from the left ventricle into the ascending aorta and systemic circulation at the upper rate of 2.5 L/min.The Impella Recover 2.5 Support System has been developed to address the need for ventricular support in patients who develop heart failure after heart surgery (called cardiogenic shock) and who have not responded to standard medical therapy. The system is designed to provide immediate support and restore hemodynamic stability —used as a bridge to therapy, it allows time for developing a definitive treatment strategy.