Combined use of impella left ventricular assist device and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to recovery in fulminant myocarditis

Sandra V. Chaparro, Apurva Badheka, George R. Marzouka, Tanyanan Tanawuttiwat, Fayaz Ahmed, Vikas Sacher, Si M. Pham

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Myocarditis may result in cardiogenic shock, and when medical therapy is unable to maintain adequate cardiac output, mechanical circulatory support is indicated. This is the first reported case of a percutaneous left ventricular assist device being used in combination with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in a patient with biventricular and respiratory failure, as a bridge to recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-287
Number of pages3
JournalASAIO Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering

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