Chest x-ray: implants and catheters - the parachute device
This patient has a history of cardiac ischaemia with following mitral insufficiency and left ventricular output failure. The chest x-ray was taken post intervention.
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Left pectoral ICD device with correct placement in the right ventricle.
Parachute-device in the left ventricle.
Chronic pulmonary congestion.
Damaged heart muscle after a heart attack can lead to structural remodelling (fibrosis) and decline in ventricular performance.
The 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.
- Costa MA, Mazzaferri EL, Sievert H et-al. Percutaneous ventricular restoration using the parachute device in patients with ischemic heart failure: three-year outcomes of the PARACHUTE first-in-human study. Circ Heart Fail. 2014;7 (5): 752-8. doi:10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.114.001127 - Pubmed citation