Post-cardiotomy Cardiogenic Shock With Bi-ventricular Failure Requiring Right And Left Impella Placement
Impella is a percutaneously placed ventricular assist device used to support cardiac output by pumping blood from the ventricle to its outflow tract. We present an 87-year-old male with post-cardiotomy cardiogenic shock and bi-ventricular failure after mitral and aortic valve replacement. Left and Right Impella devices were used to support each ventricle. Here, we will discuss post-operative management of cardiogenic shock & indications for Impella placement.
Fowler J, Patel P, Navas Blanco J. Post-cardiotomy cardiogenic shock with bi-ventricular failure requiring right and left Impella placement. Presented at: American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting; 2022 Oct 21-25; New Orleans, LA.