Emergent use of retrograde left ventricular support in patients after transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

@article{Martnez2013EmergentUO,
  title={Emergent use of retrograde left ventricular support in patients after transcatheter aortic valve replacement.},
  author={Claudia Andrea Mart{\'i}nez and Vikas Singh and Alan W. Heldman and William W O'neill},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  year={2013},
  volume={82 2},
  pages={E128-32}
}
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is currently a therapeutic alternative to open aortic valve replacement for high-risk patients with severe symptomatic aortic valve stenosis. The procedure is associated with some life-threatening complications including circulatory collapse which may require temporary hemodynamic support. We describe our experience with the use of the Impella 2.5 system to provide emergent left ventricular support in cases of hemodynamic collapse after TAVR with… CONTINUE READING