Management of patients with the Intravascular Ventricular Assist System (iVAS) for non-cardiac surgery

Sathappan Karuppiah, Mojca Remskar, Richard Prielipp

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Abstract

Intravascular ventricular assist system (iVAS) is an investigative device in clinical trials for the management of advanced heart failure. It works on the principle of counterpulsation, similar to the classic intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation (IABP). We present a case of a 66-year-old man with iVAS in situ who required emergency laparotomy for a strangulated umbilical hernia. Patients with mechanical circulatory devices (MCD) are presenting more frequently for emergency and even elective noncardiac operations. Managing such patients poses significant challenges to the perioperative team due to its novelty and paucity of management recommendations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-352
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2022

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Keywords

  • Counterpulsation
  • i VAS
  • mechanical circulatory device
  • noncardiac surgeries
  • patient safety

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Case Reports

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