Left Ventricular Support with the Impella® LP 5.0 for Cardiogenic Shock Following Cardiac Surgery

Michael Rossiter-Thornton, Viswanath Arun, A. Paul Forrest, Matthew S. Bayfield, Michael K. Wilson*

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Abstract

We report the first Australian use of the Impella® LP 5.0, a minimally invasive, high-output left ventricular assist device. The device was inserted intra-operatively for cardiac failure following coronary artery grafting. Although it facilitated a temporary post-operative recovery, the patient ultimately succumbed due to left ventricular failure more than 30 days after the original procedure. This device has several advantages over existing forms of left ventricular support, and has the potential for widespread use in Australian centres. Crown

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-245
Number of pages3
JournalHeart, Lung and Circulation
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Left ventricular assist device
  • Left ventricular dysfunction
  • Low cardiac output

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