Ambulatory central VA-ECMO with biventricular decompression for acute cardiogenic shock

Prashant Rao, Benjamin Alouidor, Richard Smith, Zain I Khalpey

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We describe the off-pump insertion of a biventricular assist device with extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO): a novel technique that allows for ambulatory central veno-arterial (VA) ECMO with direct biventricular decompression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2017



  • Cardiovascular intervention
  • Extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation
  • Mechanical circulatory support
  • Ventricular assist device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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