Medical Spotlight: Saving Lives With The World's Smallest Heart Pump
It's called the world's smallest heart pump, but it's making a big difference for patients who experience the most serious heart attacks. Patients who probably would not have survived before now have a chance thanks to this new technology.
The device is Abiomed's Impella 2.5 Heart Pump, and it's in place at North Florida Regional Medical Center.
Dr. James O'Meara is an interventional cardiologist with the Cardiac and Vascular Institute. He has used to device to save emergency heart patients at North Florida Regional.
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