Use of Right Ventricular Assisted Device for Right Heart Failure in a Patient With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.
Orange Park Medical Center
acute respiratory distress syndrome, ARDS, impella, mechanical assisted device, pulmonary vascular resistance, right heart failure
Critical Care | Internal Medicine | Respiratory Tract Diseases
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.
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Jahngir MU, Nabizadeh-Eraghi P. Use of Right Ventricular Assisted Device for Right Heart Failure in a Patient With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Cureus. 2021;13(9):e17671. Published 2021 Sep 2. doi:10.7759/cureus.17671