High-Risk Left Main Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Supported by the Impella® Recover LP 2.5 Assist Device: An Alternative Insertion Technique

Authors

  • Suha Kucukaksu
  • Mehmet U. Ergenoglu
  • Cenk E. Yildiz
  • Halit Yerebakan
  • Murat M. Sayin
  • Muzaffer Degertekin

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20091076

Abstract

Patients with high-risk coronary lesions such as left main stenosis and a severely depressed left ventricular ejection fraction are at risk of death and morbidity-related complications during coronary artery bypass surgery. Several alternative methods have been developed for managing this problem, but it is still challenging, even for highly experienced and well-equipped cardiac surgery centers. We report the case of a successful coronary artery bypass surgery supported by the Impella® Recover LP 2.5 assist device and using an alternative insertion technique for the ascending aorta in a patient with high-risk coronary lesions, such as left main disease.

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Published

2009-12-24

How to Cite

Kucukaksu, S., Ergenoglu, M. U., Yildiz, C. E., Yerebakan, H., Sayin, M. M., & Degertekin, M. (2009). High-Risk Left Main Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Supported by the Impella® Recover LP 2.5 Assist Device: An Alternative Insertion Technique. The Heart Surgery Forum, 12(6), E324-E326. https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20091076

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