Author + information
- Moses Mathur, MD, MSc∗ (, )
- Adam Mohmand-Borkowski, MD,
- Mariko Harper, MD and
- Gordon Kritzer, MD
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:
Dr. Moses Mathur, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Avenue, X3-CAR, Seattle, Washington 98101.
This report describes a case in which bedside manipulation of an Impella CP led to device entanglement in the aorta. Using a snare and counter-traction, we were able to untangle and re-deliver it into the left ventricle to restore normal device support. (Level of Difficulty: Advanced.)
The authors have reported that they have no relationships relevant to the contents of this paper to disclose.
- Received April 8, 2019.
- Revision received June 8, 2019.
- Accepted June 19, 2019.
- 2019 The Authors