Utilization of the impella 2.5 micro-axial pump in children for acute circulatory support

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Percutaneous circulatory support is widely available for use in adult patients. Options remain limited in the pediatric population due to limitations of vessel and patient size, resulting in the use of more invasive means of circulatory support. We present a case series of pediatric patients in whom the Impella 2.5 axial flow pump was able to be placed utilizing a hybrid approach that allowed for adequate distal perfusion while providing successful short-term hemodynamic support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-262
Number of pages2
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2014



  • congestive heart failure
  • pediatric interventions
  • ventricular support devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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