Percutaneous left axillary artery approach for Impella 2.5 liter circulatory support for patients with severe aortoiliac arterial disease undergoing high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention

Kapildeo Lotun, Ranjith Shetty, Manishkumar Patel, Salman A. Arain

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Abstract

The use of the Impella 2.5 liter (L) device for hemodynamic support has been well described. The typical access site for the Impella 2.5 L device is the femoral artery. The use of the axillary and subclavian artery has been described via surgical cut down for the Impella 5 L device when femoral artery access is not possible. In patients with severe aortoiliac disease and difficult anatomy the femoral artery access for the Impella 2.5 L device is not feasible. We describe the successful percutaneous use of the Impella 2.5 L device for hemodynamic support via the left axillary artery in 2 patients undergoing high-risk PCI with concomitant severe aortoiliac disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)210-213
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Interventional Cardiology
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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