Title

Use of Right Ventricular Assisted Device for Right Heart Failure in a Patient With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.

Division

South Atlantic

Hospital

Orange Park Medical Center

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

9-1-2021

Keywords

acute respiratory distress syndrome, ARDS, impella, mechanical assisted device, pulmonary vascular resistance, right heart failure

Disciplines

Critical Care | Internal Medicine | Respiratory Tract Diseases

Abstract

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is one of the common etiologies of acute right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) with or without right heart failure (RHF). We present a case of a 40-year-old patient who developed severe ARDS due to massive aspiration of gastric content, secondary to predisposing anatomy of his post-surgical upper gastrointestinal tract. He subsequently developed right ventricular failure. He was treated with a right ventricular mechanical device. Despite all heroic measures, the young patient lost the battle of his life.

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

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