Percutaneous left ventricular support in cardiogenic shock and severe aortic regurgitation

Duc Thinh Pham, Adeeb Al-Quthami, Navin K. Kapur*

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Severe aortic regurgitation (AR) is a well-established contraindication to intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation therapy. We report two cases of medically refractory cardiogenic shock in patients with severe AR who were successfully bridged to surgical left ventricular assist device implantation by percutaneous left atrial to femoral artery mechanical bypass. Further investigation into the clinical utility of percutaneous mechanical support in the setting of AR and shock is required.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)399-401
Number of pages3
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2013


  • HeartMate II
  • TandemHeart device
  • aortic regurgitation
  • cardiogenic shock
  • left ventricular assist device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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