The Impella 5.0 Catheter is an intravascular microaxial blood pump that supports a patient's circulatory system. The Impella 5.0 Catheter is inserted via femoral artery cut-down through the femoral artery and into the left ventricle When properly positioned, the Impella 5.0 Catheter delivers blood from the inlet area, which sits inside the left ventricle, through the cannula, to the outlet opening in the ascending aorta.
Physicians and device operators monitor the correct positioning and functioning of the Impella 5.0 Catheter on the display screen of the Impella
Controller. This section describes the components of the Impella 5.0 Catheter and the Impella Controller, as well as the accessory components.