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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