The Impella® is a ventricular assist device used for temporary left ventricular support and has been approved for use since 2008. In this report we present a case of a patient who experienced mitral regurgitation as a complication shortly after placement of an Impella® as well as a brief literature review. To our knowledge this is the first such case demonstrating resolution of iatrogenic mitral regurgitation with removal of the device as opposed to permanent damage.
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Bidwell, Katrina A.; Kolodziej, Andrew R.; and Guglin, Maya E.
"Reversible Mitral Regurgitation as a Complication of Impella® 5.0,"
The VAD Journal: Vol. 3
, Article 3.
Available at: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/vad/vol3/iss1/3