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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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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:IN REVISION

02 Apr 2021Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
07 Apr 2021Assigned to Editor
07 Apr 2021Submission Checks Completed
07 Apr 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
03 May 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
03 May 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor