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Use of a single-circuit CentriMag(R) for biventricular support in postpartum cardiomyopathy.
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PMID:  23104581     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is defined by acute heart failure in the late stages of pregnancy to a few months postpartum. Cardiogenic shock in PPCM, though rare, can be life-threatening, often requiring support with mechanical circulatory support devices. We present a case of 37-year-old Caucasian female who developed cardiogenic shock within 24 hours of the delivery of her twins. The echocardiogram demonstrated severe biventricular failure which necessitated biventricular device placement and support with a CentriMag® centrifugal pump. This biventricular support was employed, using a single-circuit CentriMag® pump, using a 'Y' connection which made weaning from right-sided support and conversion to univentricular support easier and feasible. The patient recovered four weeks later and was explanted off the CentriMag® support and did well. This technology allows for the CentriMag® to be considered as an early option for biventricular support in the treatment and management of these patients as a bridge to recovery.
A Aggarwal; S Modi; S Kumar; C Korrapati; A Tatooles; Ps Pappas; G Bhat
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perfusion     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1477-111X     ISO Abbreviation:  Perfusion     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8700166     Medline TA:  Perfusion     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1Center for Heart Transplant and Assist Devices, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL, USA.
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