First iVAC3L Case in Greece

The first iVAC3L case in Greece was per­formed on June 17th, 2010 by Dr.  Kyriakos Anastasiadis in Ahepa University Hospital, Thessaloniki.

The patient was a male suf­fer­ing from acute decom­pen­sa­tion of chron­ic heart fail­ure and car­dio­genic shock. The patient pre­sent­ed with an ejec­tion frac­tion of 20% and a car­diac index of 18 L/min/m2.

The iVAC3L was insert­ed through the right sub­cla­vian artery with the help of a vas­cu­lar graft pros­the­sis and was posi­tioned in the left ven­tri­cle with the help of TEE. The inser­tion of the iVAC3L took 6 min­utes, from the start of inser­tion to pump­ing.

10 min­utes after the start of pump­ing MAP was mea­sured at 70 mmHg and PAP was mea­sured at 50 mmHg.

The iVAC3L sup­port­ed the patient for 10 days, at the end of which the patient was sta­bi­lized and suc­cess­ful­ly weaned from the device.

The prac­tic­ing physi­cian was very pleased with both the per­for­mance and ease of use of the device.

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