Exchanging a Balloon Pump with the Impella CP® Heart Pump: Case Review

November 20, 2017

In this case presentation, Dr. Shon (Anjan) Chakrabarti of the Sentara Heart Hospital in Norfolk, VA, discusses the use of the Impella CP® device in a 62-year-old woman with obesity, diabetes, and hypertension who required escalation from a previously placed balloon pump. Due to multivessel disease, the patient was deemed too high risk for bypass and subsequently underwent CHIP evaluation at the Sentara Heart Hospital. Dr. Chakrabarti explains the strategy he chose for exchanging the balloon pump for the Impella device and how this occurred without introducing vascular compromise. Additionally, Dr. Chakrabarti describes the ultimate resolution of cardiogenic shock and the contributors to the intervention’s success in this patient.

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