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Maker of the World’s Smallest Heart Pump Brings Mobile Learning Lab to MountainView Hospital

MountainView Hospital January 03, 2017

MountainView Hospital  will host the Abiomed Mobile Learning Lab, a highly interactive, facilitated learning experience brought directly to the hospital with the goal of training hospital staff on the Impella® heart pump, one of the newest, minimally-invasive heart support and recovery technologies. The Impella is manufactured by Abiomed, who will bring the Mobile Learning Lab to MountainView Hospital on Jan. 4.

Impella, the world’s smallest heart pump, is a minimally-invasive heart pump that offers hemodynamic support for patients during certain heart procedures – assisting the pumping function of the heart. The Impella heart pumps are approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide treatment during elective, high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures, and in the emergent treatment of cardiogenic shock, a condition that typically occurs during or after a heart attack. Impella is the only minimally-invasive heart pump that has been approved as safe and effective by the FDA for this use in the United States.

The Mobile Learning Lab offers cardiologists, nurses and cath lab staff at MountainView Hospital a convenient opportunity to learn about the Impella platform and how these heart pumps can best be used for those patients in critical need of cardiac support. The Mobile Learning Lab contains various Impella simulators, animations and key information, all presented by a team of Abiomed trainers.

“Our community of patients and partners deserve the best therapies available. Our participation in the Mobile Learning Lab will ensure our staff is highly trained to effectively use one of the most innovative cardiology technology solutions available for our patients,” said Ann Carter, Director of Cardiovascular Services at MountainView Hospital.

Interested media, please call Jennifer McDonnell: (702) 962-9191

About MountainView Hospital:

MountainView Hospital is a state-of-the-art, full-service medical facility located in the heart of northwest Las Vegas, one of the fastest growing areas in the Valley. With a dedicated and talented staff of employees and outstanding physicians, MountainView Hospital is recognized for high patient satisfaction and for providing quality and compassionate care to our community since 1996. The hospital is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital and several surgery and diagnostic imaging centers offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services. @MountainViewLV

MountainView Hospital
3100 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128

About Impella

The Impella products offer the unique ability to stabilize the patient's hemodynamics and unload the heart, which allows the muscle time to rest and potentially recover its native function. The Impella 2.5 heart pump received FDA Premarket Approval (PMA) for high risk PCI in March 2015. The Impella 2.5, Impella CP, and Impella 5.0 heart pumps received FDA PMA for the treatment of cardiogenic shock following an acute myocardial infarction/heart attack or after heart surgery in April 2016. These are the first and only percutaneous ventricular support devices that are FDA-approved as safe and effective for the cardiogenic shock indication. The Impella product portfolio, which is comprised of the Impella 2.5, Impella CP, Impella 5.0, Impella LD, and Impella RP devices, has supported over 45,000 patients in the United States.

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