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.
- Right ventricular failure
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine