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.
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: https://uknowledge.uky.edu/vad/vol3/iss1/3