Percutaneous bridge to heart transplantation by venoarterial ECMO and transaortic left ventricular venting

Roberto Fumagalli, M. Bombino, M. Borelli, F. Rossi, V. Colombo, G. Osculati, P. Ferrazzi, A. Pesenti, L. Gattinoni

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Abstract

We report a case in which life support for cardiogenic shock was achieved by a nonpulsatile venoarterial bypass, and left ventricular decompression was obtained by a catheter placed percutaneously through the aortic valve into the left ventricle. The blood drained from the left ventricle was pumped into the femoral artery. The normalization of left heart filling pressures allowed the resolution of pulmonary edema, and the patient underwent a successful heart transplantation following 7 days of mechanical cardiocirculatory support.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)410-413
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Artificial Organs
Volume27
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2004

Keywords

  • Cardiogenic shock
  • Extra corporeal membrane oxygenator (ECMO)
  • Ventricular venting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics

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    Fumagalli, R., Bombino, M., Borelli, M., Rossi, F., Colombo, V., Osculati, G., Ferrazzi, P., Pesenti, A., & Gattinoni, L. (2004). Percutaneous bridge to heart transplantation by venoarterial ECMO and transaortic left ventricular venting. International Journal of Artificial Organs, 27(5), 410-413.