Impella heart pumpFri, 06/08/2018 - 8:42AM
HI, Has anyone on here, or someone you know, ever had an Impella device placed? It's claim is that it's the world's smallest heart pump. It takes over 50% or more of your heart function. I had one placed on 03/07/17. They left it in maybe 2-3 days. I was pretty out of it so I'm not sure how long it was there. They make an incision in your groin, just like a heart cath. They run it up to your heart, and it takes over your heart function. After it was removed, and up to today's date, 03/28/17, my leg has been completely numb on the surface, and very painful just below the surface. Has anyone had any experience with the Impella device? I am just curious as to any side effects or lack there of that anyone has had. Please help. I did not find the right solution from the internet. References: https://supportnetwork.heart.org/connect-with-people-like-me/heart/heart-failure/impella-heart-pump/ Video Animation Production Agency Thanks!