Insertion of an Abiomed Impella® Left Ventricular Assist Device Following Bioprosthetic Aortic Valve Placement

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Abstract

Background

Post-cardiotomy cardiogenic shock is an infrequent devastating complication with few options for support.

Materials and Methods

We present a case highlighting use of the Impella 5.0 (ABIOMED; Danvers, MA) for postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock after coronary artery bypass and bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement.

Results

Support was maintained for 7 days before being successfully weaned with myocardial recovery and no damage to the bioprosthetic aortic valve.

Conclusions

This is the first published report of successful use of an Impella 5.0 (ABIOMED; Danvers, MA) for post-cardiotomy cardiogenic shock through a new implanted bioprosthetic aortic valve. doi: 10.1111/jocs.12118 (J Card Surg 2013;28:469–471)

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