First iVAC3L Case in Israel

On April 7th, 2010 the first iVAC3L case was carried out in Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel, by Dr. Yigal Cassif.

The patient was a 53yr old male who was suffering from acute myocarditis with cardiogenic shock after resuscitation with IABP and required emergency support. Before implantation of the iVAC3L he had an EF of 20%.

The iVAC3L was inserted through the left axillary artery with the aid of a vascular graft and positioned and monitored using x-ray. The positioning of the device was simple and took approximately 3 minutes.

After five hours of use it was determined that the patient was no longer in need of support and the iVAC3L was removed.

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