Parachute device

A parachute device improves the cardiac output by partitioning damaged heart muscle in the apical region from normal muscle, allowing improvement of cardiac output and functioning of the left ventricle in patients with ischaemic heart failure secondary to infarction.

Implantation is accomplished through catheter-based insertion through the femoral artery.  Cardiac CT and echocradiography if typically performed prior to insertion to aid insertion.

This is one of a growing array of cardiac and other medical devices identified when imaging the thoracic cavity.

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Article Information

rID: 44190
System: Cardiac
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Parachute left ventricular device

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