Patients who are at very high-risk for conventional angioplasty are placed on this life-support system (Percutaneous Bypass Support) in order to allow angioplasty to occur in a safe manner.


Video I - Cannula Insertion Technique

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Video II - Cannula Removal Technique

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Published Scientific Articles

Percutaneous Cardiopulmonary Bypass Support in High-Risk Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty. Fayaz Shawl, MD, Michael Domanski, MD, Sudhakar Punja, MD, and Tomas Hernandez, MD. The American Journal of Cardiology, December 1989.

Percutaneous Cardiopulmonary Bypass-Supported Coronary Angioplasty in Patients With Unstable Angina Pectoris or Myocardial Infarction and a Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction . Fayaz Shawl, MD, Arshed Quyyumi, MD, Sandeep Bajaj, MD, Susan Hoff, RN, and Kathryn Dougherty, RT. The American Journal of Cardiology, January 1996.
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