6 Months of "Temporary" Support by Levitronix Left Ventricular Assist Device

Alessandro Barbone, Pietro Giorgio Malvindi, Robert A. Sorabella, Graziano Cortis, Paolo F. Tosi, Alessio Basciu, Pietro Ferrara, Giuseppe Raffa, Enrico Citterio, Fabrizio Settepani, Diego Ornaghi, Giuseppe Tarelli, Ettore Vitali

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

An otherwise healthy 47-year-old man presented to the emergency department in cardiogenic shock after suffering a massive myocardial infarction due to left main occlusion. He was initially supported by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and subsequently was converted to paracorporeal support with a Levitronix left ventricular assist device. He experienced multiple postoperative complications including renal failure, respiratory failure, retroperitoneal hematoma requiring suspension of anticoagulation, and fungal bloodstream infection precluding transition to an implantable device. He was reconditioned and successfully underwent orthotopic heart transplant 183 days after presentation. A discussion of the relevant issues is included.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)639-642
Number of pages4
JournalArtificial Organs
Volume36
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

Fingerprint

Left ventricular assist devices
Transplants
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Heart-Assist Devices
Oxygenation
Cardiogenic Shock
Mycoses
Respiratory Insufficiency
Hematoma
Renal Insufficiency
Hospital Emergency Service
Suspensions
Myocardial Infarction
Membranes
Equipment and Supplies

Keywords

  • Candida parapsilosis
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • Fungal infection
  • Left ventricular assist device
  • Mechanical support
  • Multiorgan failure
  • Paracorporeal device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

Cite this

Barbone, A., Malvindi, P. G., Sorabella, R. A., Cortis, G., Tosi, P. F., Basciu, A., ... Vitali, E. (2012). 6 Months of "Temporary" Support by Levitronix Left Ventricular Assist Device. Artificial Organs, 36(7), 639-642. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1525-1594.2011.01428.x

6 Months of "Temporary" Support by Levitronix Left Ventricular Assist Device. / Barbone, Alessandro; Malvindi, Pietro Giorgio; Sorabella, Robert A.; Cortis, Graziano; Tosi, Paolo F.; Basciu, Alessio; Ferrara, Pietro; Raffa, Giuseppe; Citterio, Enrico; Settepani, Fabrizio; Ornaghi, Diego; Tarelli, Giuseppe; Vitali, Ettore.

In: Artificial Organs, Vol. 36, No. 7, 07.2012, p. 639-642.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Barbone, A, Malvindi, PG, Sorabella, RA, Cortis, G, Tosi, PF, Basciu, A, Ferrara, P, Raffa, G, Citterio, E, Settepani, F, Ornaghi, D, Tarelli, G & Vitali, E 2012, '6 Months of "Temporary" Support by Levitronix Left Ventricular Assist Device', Artificial Organs, vol. 36, no. 7, pp. 639-642. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1525-1594.2011.01428.x
Barbone A, Malvindi PG, Sorabella RA, Cortis G, Tosi PF, Basciu A et al. 6 Months of "Temporary" Support by Levitronix Left Ventricular Assist Device. Artificial Organs. 2012 Jul;36(7):639-642. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1525-1594.2011.01428.x
Barbone, Alessandro ; Malvindi, Pietro Giorgio ; Sorabella, Robert A. ; Cortis, Graziano ; Tosi, Paolo F. ; Basciu, Alessio ; Ferrara, Pietro ; Raffa, Giuseppe ; Citterio, Enrico ; Settepani, Fabrizio ; Ornaghi, Diego ; Tarelli, Giuseppe ; Vitali, Ettore. / 6 Months of "Temporary" Support by Levitronix Left Ventricular Assist Device. In: Artificial Organs. 2012 ; Vol. 36, No. 7. pp. 639-642.
@article{529d92e84e9f4201ac65e2a652a1177c,
title = "6 Months of {"}Temporary{"} Support by Levitronix Left Ventricular Assist Device",
abstract = "An otherwise healthy 47-year-old man presented to the emergency department in cardiogenic shock after suffering a massive myocardial infarction due to left main occlusion. He was initially supported by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and subsequently was converted to paracorporeal support with a Levitronix left ventricular assist device. He experienced multiple postoperative complications including renal failure, respiratory failure, retroperitoneal hematoma requiring suspension of anticoagulation, and fungal bloodstream infection precluding transition to an implantable device. He was reconditioned and successfully underwent orthotopic heart transplant 183 days after presentation. A discussion of the relevant issues is included.",
keywords = "Candida parapsilosis, Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, Fungal infection, Left ventricular assist device, Mechanical support, Multiorgan failure, Paracorporeal device",
author = "Alessandro Barbone and Malvindi, {Pietro Giorgio} and Sorabella, {Robert A.} and Graziano Cortis and Tosi, {Paolo F.} and Alessio Basciu and Pietro Ferrara and Giuseppe Raffa and Enrico Citterio and Fabrizio Settepani and Diego Ornaghi and Giuseppe Tarelli and Ettore Vitali",
year = "2012",
month = "7",
doi = "10.1111/j.1525-1594.2011.01428.x",
language = "English",
volume = "36",
pages = "639--642",
journal = "Artificial Organs",
issn = "0160-564X",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "7",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - 6 Months of "Temporary" Support by Levitronix Left Ventricular Assist Device

AU - Barbone, Alessandro

AU - Malvindi, Pietro Giorgio

AU - Sorabella, Robert A.

AU - Cortis, Graziano

AU - Tosi, Paolo F.

AU - Basciu, Alessio

AU - Ferrara, Pietro

AU - Raffa, Giuseppe

AU - Citterio, Enrico

AU - Settepani, Fabrizio

AU - Ornaghi, Diego

AU - Tarelli, Giuseppe

AU - Vitali, Ettore

PY - 2012/7

Y1 - 2012/7

N2 - An otherwise healthy 47-year-old man presented to the emergency department in cardiogenic shock after suffering a massive myocardial infarction due to left main occlusion. He was initially supported by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and subsequently was converted to paracorporeal support with a Levitronix left ventricular assist device. He experienced multiple postoperative complications including renal failure, respiratory failure, retroperitoneal hematoma requiring suspension of anticoagulation, and fungal bloodstream infection precluding transition to an implantable device. He was reconditioned and successfully underwent orthotopic heart transplant 183 days after presentation. A discussion of the relevant issues is included.

AB - An otherwise healthy 47-year-old man presented to the emergency department in cardiogenic shock after suffering a massive myocardial infarction due to left main occlusion. He was initially supported by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and subsequently was converted to paracorporeal support with a Levitronix left ventricular assist device. He experienced multiple postoperative complications including renal failure, respiratory failure, retroperitoneal hematoma requiring suspension of anticoagulation, and fungal bloodstream infection precluding transition to an implantable device. He was reconditioned and successfully underwent orthotopic heart transplant 183 days after presentation. A discussion of the relevant issues is included.

KW - Candida parapsilosis

KW - Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

KW - Fungal infection

KW - Left ventricular assist device

KW - Mechanical support

KW - Multiorgan failure

KW - Paracorporeal device

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84863533078&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84863533078&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1111/j.1525-1594.2011.01428.x

DO - 10.1111/j.1525-1594.2011.01428.x

M3 - Article

C2 - 22428655

AN - SCOPUS:84863533078

VL - 36

SP - 639

EP - 642

JO - Artificial Organs

JF - Artificial Organs

SN - 0160-564X

IS - 7

ER -