A 43-year-old man was admitted to a referring hospital for cardiogenic shock caused by dilated cardiomyopathy. Intra-aortic balloon pump and percutaneous venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) were started initially; however, a thrombus was detected in the left ventricle. After transfer to our institution, we performed thrombectomy through minithoracotomy. Subsequently, an Impella 5.0 device was inserted via the left subclavian artery. His cardiac function gradually improved, and both VA-ECMO and the Impella 5.0 could be weaned off. He was discharged without any thromboembolic event. Impella insertion with thrombectomy was possible, minimally invasive, and effective for a patient with intraventricular thrombosis associated with VA-ECMO.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine