SourceEurointervention, 12, 14, (2017), pp. 1689-1696
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SubjectRadboudumc 16: Vascular damage RIHS: Radboud Institute for Health Sciences
AIMS: Our aim was to test the feasibility and safety of the transfemoral PulseCath iVAC 2L (PulseCath, Amsterdam, The Netherlands). METHODS AND RESULTS: Circulatory support devices are helpful adjunctive tools to perform high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). The PulseCath iVAC 2L is a novel pulsatile circulatory support system capable of generating output of up to 2 L/min. We performed a prospective clinical pilot study enrolling 14 patients who underwent high-risk PCI under protection with the iVAC 2L. Median age was 74 (56-84) years. Implantation of the iVAC 2L was successful in 13 (93%) patients. Median device flow was 1.4 (1.1-2.0) L/min. Total support time was 67 (23-149) minutes. The use of iVAC 2L support was associated with a better mean arterial pressure and cardiac output during the procedure. Angiographic success was 100%. There was one major procedural complication related to the 19 Fr access sheath. There were no major adverse events at three-month follow-up. CONCLUSIONS: Circulatory support with the iVAC 2L device is feasible and safe in patients undergoing high-risk PCI.
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