Unloading with Impella for 30 Minutes Before PCI Associated with Reduced Infarct Size in STEMI Patients – QNT Press Release


Results of a new per-protocol analysis of the ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Door-To-Unload (STEMI DTU) pilot trial data show significantly reduced infarct size in patients who received left ventricular (LV) unloading with Impella CP for 30 minutes prior to their percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) compared to patients who received LV unloading followed by immediate PCI. The data were presented today during the 2022 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference in Boston by Navin K. Kapur, MD, executive director of the Cardiovascular Center for Research and Innovation (CVCRI) at Tufts Medical Center and the principal investigator for the STEMI DTU pivotal randomized controlled trial.

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The STEMI DTU pilot trial demonstrated for the first time that LV unloading using the Impella CP® heart pump with a 30-minute delay before reperfusion is safe and feasible. (Graphic: Business Wire)

The new analysis compared infarct size in 32 patients from the STEMI DTU pilot trial who met all inclusion and exclusion criteria. All patients experienced an anterior STEMI and completed one of two treatment …

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