Insertion of the Intraaortic Balloon Pump via the Ascending Aorta or the Aortic Arch Using the HEARTSTRING Proximal Seal System

Authors

  • Peter Lamm Department of Cardiac Surgery, Chirurgische Klinik Dr. Rinecker, Munich
  • Gerd Juchem Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich
  • Bruno Reichart Department of Cardiac Surgery, Chirurgische Klinik Dr. Rinecker, Munich
  • Eckehard Kilian Department of Cardiac Surgery, Chirurgische Klinik Dr. Rinecker, Munich

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1326

Abstract

Purpose: The HEARTSTRING Proximal Seal System is used to avoid aortic clamping to insert the intraaortic balloon pump (IABP) in the ascending aorta or the aortic arch. This technique is used when calcification or atheroma prevents side clamping of the ascending aorta or the aortic arch.

Description: A vein graft or a small-caliber vascular prosthesis for the later insertion of the IABP is sewn to the ascending aorta or the aortic arch using the HEARTSTRING Proximal Seal System.

Evaluation: In our department, this technique is applied whenever insertion of the IABP is not feasible via the femoral arteries. 

Conclusion: The technique allows the safe insertion of the IABP via the ascending aorta or the aortic arch.

Published

2015-06-26

How to Cite

Lamm, P., Juchem, G., Reichart, B., & Kilian, E. (2015). Insertion of the Intraaortic Balloon Pump via the Ascending Aorta or the Aortic Arch Using the HEARTSTRING Proximal Seal System. The Heart Surgery Forum, 18(3), E116-E117. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1326

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