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Hemodynamic Impact of a New Pulsatile Mechanical Circulatory Support in High-Risk Coronary Stenting


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Marcelo Barros Bastos1; Joost Daemen2; Nicolas Van Mieghem3;

1. Erasmus Medical Centre, Thoraxcentrum, Department of Cardiology, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, NETHERLANDS; 2. Erasmus Medical Center, Thoraxcenter, Department of Cardiology, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; 3. Erasmus Medical Center, Thoraxcentrum, Department of Interventional Cardiology, Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS

iVAC2L® (PulseCath BV, Amsterdam, the Netherlands) is a 17F bi-directional catheter with an inlet tip, an integrated two-way valve and a connector to a membrane pump. Transfemoral access requires a 19F expandable or re-collapsible Solopath® (Terumo, Shibuya, Tokio, Japan) sheath. Driven by a helium-circuited Intra-aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) console, blood is removed from the Left Ventricle (LV) in systole and ejected in the aorta during diastole. Pulsatile support can reach 2L/min, depending on heart rate and loading conditions

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