Title

Impella RP for treatment of right ventricular shock: Appropriate unloading never gets old.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2020

Publication Title

Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions : Official Journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions

Abstract

Rapid restoration of hemodynamics is key to successful shock management. The failing right ventricular (RV) is resilient and recovers if hemodynamics are supported while the underlying insulting cause is alleviated. Inotropic/vasopressor drugs constitute a "double-edged sword" that augment hemodynamics, but exacerbate myocardial and multiorgan injury. Impella RP mechanical support for RV shock stabilizes hemodynamics and is associated with favorable clinical outcomes.

Volume

96

Issue

2

First Page

382

Last Page

383

DOI

10.1002/ccd.29165

ISSN

1522-726X

PubMed ID

32797744

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