Extra-aortic implantable counterpulsation pump in chronic heart failure

Sergei Mitnovetski, Aubrey Anthony Almeida, Althea M Barr, William S Peters, Paget Milsom, Betty P Ho

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Extra-aortic counterpulsation for the management of chronic heart failure is a novel approach. We report the use of an extra-aortic implantable counterpulsation pump in the management of a 73-year-old patient with severe heart failure refractory to medical therapy. The implantable counterpulsation pump prolonged his life and greatly improved its quality. The patient lived almost 7 months after the implantation of the device and died of septic complications secondary to gas line infection.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2122 - 2125
Number of pages4
JournalThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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