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World’s Smallest Heart Pump Brings Giant Mobile Learning Lab to Vidant Medical Center

June 24, 2015 posted by Beth Anne Atkins

GREENVILLE, NC — Vidant Medical Center is the first hospital in the state of North Carolina to participate in the Abiomed Mobile Learning Lab (MLL) program. The Abiomed Mobile Learning Lab is a highly interactive, facilitated learning experience that is brought directly to the hospital, training the hospital staff on the Impella heart pump, one of the newest, minimally invasive heart technologies.

WHAT:   Media availability with staff and physicians

WHEN:   Wednesday, June 24 — 11 a.m.

WHERE:  Parking lot off Moye Blvd., between Venture Tower and A Child’s Place, child care center

Impella 2.5, the World’s Smallest Heart Pump manufactured by Abiomed, is a percutaneous (through the skin) heart pump that offers hemodynamic support for patients during certain heart procedures.

The Mobile Learning Lab offers cardiologists, nurses and cath lab staff at Vidant Medical Center a convenient opportunity to learn about the Impella® platform. The Mobile Learning Lab contains various Impella simulators, animations and key information, which are all presented by a team of Abiomed trainers. More information can be accessed at

“Our community of patients and partners deserve the best therapies available. Our participation with the mobile learning lab will ensure that our staff is highly trained to effectively utilize the most innovative healthcare technology solutions available for our patients,” said Dr. Ramesh Daggubati, director, cardiac catheterization laboratories, East Carolina Heart Institute at Vidant Medical Center, and clinical professor, department of cardiovascular sciences, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.

Abiomed's portfolio of heart support and recovery products and services offer health care professionals an array of choices across a broad clinical spectrum. The Impella heart pump family has supported more than 30,000 patients in the United States. 

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