FDA has recently approved the Impella Ventricular Support Systems to be marketed. The Impella Ventricular Support Systems are left-side heart pump systems intended to help pump blood in patients who need short-term support (up to 6 days). The system includes a mini heart pump (Impella 2.5, Impella CP, or Impella 5.0/LD) mounted at the end of a thin, flexible tube (catheter), a console that drives the pump, and an infusion system that flushes the pump. For more information and to read the full article, visit the FDA website.
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