Title

Percutaneous Right Ventricular Assist Device Support in a Patient Supported by an LVAD.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2016

Publication Title

ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992)

Abstract

Right ventricular failure requiring short-term mechanical support is a relatively common complication after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. Removal of the temporary right ventricular assist device (RVAD) generally requires a reoperative sternotomy. In this report, we describe an innovative percutaneous approach for placing an RVAD at the time of LVAD implantation using the Impella RP (Abiomed Inc.) that does not require reoperation for removal, as the Impella RP can be removed at the patient's bedside.

Medical Subject Headings

Aged; Central Venous Pressure; Female; Heart Failure; Heart-Assist Devices; Humans; Ventricular Dysfunction, Right

PubMed ID

26771398

Volume

62

Issue

4

First Page

41

Last Page

42

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