Article Abstract

Impella 5.0® as bridge-to-recovery short-term mechanical circulatory support after LVAD explantation

Authors: Anja Osswald, Bastian Schmack, Ranny Goldwasser, Michael M. Kreusser, Philip W. Raake, Matthias Karck, Arjang Ruhparwar


A 56-year-old male presented in critical state of heart failure treated by an extracorporeal life support system (ECLS). He was transferred to our hospital for evaluation of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. Echocardiographic findings showed a severely impaired left ventricular function with an ejection fraction (EF) of 15% and normal right ventricular function.