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Utilization of the impella 2.5 micro-axial pump in children for acute circulatory support

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  • V. Vivian Dimas MD,

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    1. Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
    • Correspondence to: V. Vivian Dimas, MD, Children's Medical Center, 1935 Medical District Drive, Dallas, TX 75235. E-mail: vivian.dimas@childrens.com

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  • Raghav Murthy MBBS, MD,

    1. Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
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  • Kristine J. Guleserian MD

    1. Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
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  • Conflict of interest: Nothing to report.

Abstract

Percutaneous circulatory support is widely available for use in adult patients. Options remain limited in the pediatric population due to limitations of vessel and patient size, resulting in the use of more invasive means of circulatory support. We present a case series of pediatric patients in whom the Impella 2.5 axial flow pump was able to be placed utilizing a hybrid approach that allowed for adequate distal perfusion while providing successful short-term hemodynamic support. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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