This report reviews a clinical experience with pulmonary artery counterpulsation with a balloon pump in a patient with pulmonary embolization superimposed upon severe trivalvular rheumatic heart disease. This patient underwent a pulmonary embolectomy and triplevalve replacement requiring a pulmonary artery balloon pump for bypass discontinuation and postbypass hemo‐ynamic support. The field of right heart counterpulsation is briefly reviewed, and the technical details of the implantation and management of the device are elaborated.
- balloon pump
- right heart failure
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine