High-Risk Left Main Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Supported by the Impella (R) Recover LP 2.5 Assist Device: An Alternative Insertion Technique

Kucukaksu S., Ergenoglu M. U. , Yildiz C. E. , Yerebakan H., Sayin M. M. , Degertekin M.

HEART SURGERY FORUM, cilt.12, sa.6, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1532/hsf98.20091076


Patients with high-risk coronary lesions such as left main stenosis and a severely depressed left ventricular ejection fraction are at risk of death and morbidity-related complications during coronary artery bypass surgery. Several alternative methods have been developed for managing this problem, but it is still challenging, even for highly experienced and well-equipped cardiac surgery centers. We report the case of a successful coronary artery bypass surgery supported by the Impella(R) Recover LP 2.5 assist device and using an alternative insertion technique for the ascending aorta in a patient with high-risk coronary lesions, such as left main disease.