Resuscitation and recovery from acute right ventricular failure using a percutaneous right ventricular assist device

Andrew D. Atiemo, John V. Conte, Alan W. Heldman

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Abstract

A number of techniques have been proposed for circulatory support in patients with severe right heart failure. We report on a patient with right ventricular (RV) infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock, who was resuscitated by the novel use of a percutaneous right ventricular assist device. The moribund patient had striking hemodynamic and clinical improvement after placement of a right atrial to pulmonary artery assist circuit. RV decompression for 3 days was accompanied by recovery of contractile function, and the patient was successfully weaned from the device. Future trials are needed to assess the effectiveness of the percutaneous ventricular assist device in patients with RV failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-82
Number of pages5
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume68
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006

Keywords

  • Percutaneous ventricular assist device
  • Right ventricular infarction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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