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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2004 Auguste;45(4):381-4

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Impella® Recover 100: successful perioperative support for off pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery in a patient with end-stage ischemic cardiomyopathy

Strecker T., Fischlein T., Pfeiffer S.

Heart Surgery Center, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany


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The authors present the successful use of the Impella® recover 100 intracardiac left ventricular assist device in a 55-year old man suffering from end-stage ischemic cardiomyopathy. The pump was implanted preoff pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) and it was successfully weaned 5 days postoperatively. In addition, an intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) was implanted to convert the non-pulsatile flow of the Impella® into a pulsatile flow. In this paper benefits and risks of this technique are shown.

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