Use of a parallel stiff wire to facilitate percutaneous Impella RP ventricular assist device positioning

Francesco Giannini, Matteo Montorfano, Richard J. Jabbour, Azeem Latib, Neil Ruparelia, Lorenzo Azzalini, Valeria Magni, Vittorio Romano, Michele De Bonis, Federico Pappalardo, Antonio Colombo

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Abstract

Despite optimal medical management, some patients with severe right ventricular failure fail to respond and may benefit from additional support with the implantation of a RV assist device. Experience to date with Impella RP is limited. We report a case of percutaneous Impella RP implantation, using a parallel stiff wire to reduce anatomical tortuosity by acting as a buddy-wire to facilitate device implantation and reduce the risk of tricuspid ring damage in a patient recently treated with tricuspid ring annuloplasty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-55
Number of pages2
JournalCardiovascular Revascularization Medicine
Volume18
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Impella
  • Right ventricular failure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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