Impella is a family of medical devices used for temporary ventricular support device in people with depressed heart function. Some versions of the device can provide right heart support during other forms of mechanical circulatory support including ECMO and Centrimag.
Currently, the Jarvik 2000 VAD is used in the United States in an FDA clinical trial of support as a bridge-to-transplant as well as destination therapy. It is fully approved for use outside of the United States. The Jarvik 2000 is implanted in the thoracic cavity and within the pericardium, which surrounds the heart.