CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Rep 2022; 11(01): e64-e66
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1757873
Case Report: Cardiac

Subacute Aortic Rupture Due to Mechanical Chest Compression with Indwelling Impella

1   Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Julius Maximilians University Würzburg, Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Dejan Radakovic
1   Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Julius Maximilians University Würzburg, Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Nodir Madrahimov
1   Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Julius Maximilians University Würzburg, Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany
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1   Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Julius Maximilians University Würzburg, Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Abstract

Mechanical cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) devices like Lund University Cardiopulmonary Assist System (LUCAS) cause more skeletal and visceral injuries than standard CPR. A 62-year-old woman with ST-elevation myocardial infarction was resuscitated with LUCAS and Impella CP for refractory cardiogenic shock during percutaneous coronary intervention. She suffered delayed ascending aortic rupture necessitating supracommissural ascending aortic replacement plus triple bypass grafting. Prolonged mechanical CPR with concomitant Impella may lead to aortic rupture. The combined use of LUCAS and Impella may have disastrous consequences.



Publication History

Received: 05 April 2022

Accepted: 09 August 2022

Article published online:
09 November 2022

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