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Transesophageal guided left atrial positioning of a percutaneous ventricular assist device.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology
Publication Date
Volume
9
Issue
1
Pages
175–177
Identifiers
PMID: 17851133
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Cardiogenic shock in the setting of myocardial infarction continues to represent a high proportion of immediate mortality in this patient population, despite ongoing advances in thrombolytics, PCI, and medical management of AMI. We present a case of peri-MI cardiogenic shock necessitating deployment of a percutaneous ventricular assist device (pVAD). TEE guidance played a crucial role in optimal positioning of the venous cannula in the left atrium.

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