Percutaneous Circulatory Support with Impella 2.5 During Unprotected Left Main Percutaneous Coronary Intervention with Cardiogenic Shock

Ricardo Luis Levin, Marcela Degrange, Rafael Porcile, Jorge Balaguer, John Byrne


An increasing number of patients with complex coronaryartery anatomy, including the left main coronaryartery, are being treated with percutaneous coronaryinterventions.Ventricular assist devices (VADs) may be useful forpatients at risk of developing hemodynamic instabilityor for those with cardiogenic shock (CS) due to acoronary event. Yet, the role and the superiority ofVAD over intraaortic balloon pump (IABP) are notcompletely defined.

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