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Acute Right Ventricular Failure in a Patient with Non-ischemic Cardiogenic Shock on Left-Sided Mechanical Circulatory Support
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  • Shuvodra Routh,
  • Carly Fabrizio,
  • Christopher Sciortino,
  • Arman Kilic,
  • Catalin Toma,
  • Raj Ramanan,
  • Jeffrey Fowler,
  • Parmjeet Randhawa,
  • Gavin Hickey
Shuvodra Routh
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
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Carly Fabrizio
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
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Christopher Sciortino
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
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Arman Kilic
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Catalin Toma
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Raj Ramanan
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Jeffrey Fowler
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Parmjeet Randhawa
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Gavin Hickey
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System
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Abstract

We report a case of acute right ventricular failure in a patient with cardiogenic shock on left-sided mechanical circulatory support with Impella 5.0. The patient was successfully bridged to heart transplantation using additional right-sided support with ProtekDuo. Key learning points of the case include prompt recognition of right ventricular failure in patients on left-sided support, early consideration of right-ventricular mechanical support platforms, and timely deployment of right-sided mechanical support.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

02 Apr 2021Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
07 Apr 2021Assigned to Editor
07 Apr 2021Submission Checks Completed
07 Apr 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned