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Innovations: Technology & Techniques in Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/IMI.0b013e31822b36b8
Case Report

Insertion of the Impella 5.0 Left Ventricular Assist Device Via Right Anterior Mini-Thoracotomy: A Novel Practical Approach

Choi, Daniel C. MD; Anderson, Mark B. MD; Batsides, George P. MD

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Abstract

The Impella 5.0 microaxial pump is a miniaturized left ventricular assist device commonly used for circulatory support in acute cardiogenic shock. The catheter-based pump is designed to be inserted either into a peripheral artery or directly into the ascending aorta. We report the first case in which the Impella 5.0 device was placed directly into the ascending aorta via a small right anterior thoracotomy in a patient following acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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