Many patients who are in cardiogenic shock need mechanical support for clinical stabilization after acute insults such as myocardial infarction. However, the placement of advanced devices can be hindered by anatomic constraints or the physiologic sequelae of shock, as we describe in this report. A 67-year-old woman with prior coronary artery bypass grafting and extensive chestwall scarring from previous defibrillator implantations presented with myocardial infarction and refractory cardiogenic shock. The patient’s vascular anatomy and prior surgery precluded conventional percutaneous implantation of an Impella 5.0 ventricular support device. We delivered the Impella device through the patient’s tortuous, vasoconstricted axillary artery with use of a vascular sheath and other percutaneous techniques. The success of this approach suggests that combining the expertise of cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons can improve the outcomes of patients with complex anatomic issues.
|Idioma original||English (US)|
|Número de páginas||4|
|Publicación||Texas Heart Institute Journal|
|Estado||Published - ago 3 2015|
|Publicado de forma externa||Sí|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine