DEPARTMENT OF INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY, SHAHEED RAJAEI CARDIOVASULAR MEDICAL AND RESEARCH CENTER, IRAN UNIVERSTY OF MEDICAL SIENCES,VALI-ASR AVE., MELLAT PAR, TEHRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN
he Impella®2.5 is a percutaneously placed, left ventricular assist device which provides up to 2.5 liters per minute of flow from the left ventricular cavity directly into the ascending aorta. The 12 Fr. pump is mounted on the distal end of a 9 Fr. catheter and connected to a mobile console. We report a patient undergoing temporary left ventricular support with an Impella ®2.5 for the treatment of refractory pulmonary edema and severe left ventricular dysfunction following extensive myocardial infarction.