Impella-assisted balloon aortic valvuloplasty as a bridge to transcatheter aortic valve replacement: non-contrast approach.

Patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) and left ventricular dysfunction are susceptible to hemodynamic decompensation due to limited myocardial reserve. Recent reports have suggested a role for hemodynamic assist devices such as the Impella or TandemHeart for improved in-hospital outcomes. However, the use of iodinated contrast during this vulnerable… CONTINUE READING