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Fig. 1 | Critical Ultrasound Journal

Fig. 1

From: Management of cardiopulmonary assist devices in critically ill patients using point-of-care transthoracic echocardiography: a case series

Fig. 1

Illustration showing incorrect and correct positioning of Impella® with color flow. Parasternal long-axis view on transthoracic echo (Illustration). In the incorrectly positioned Impella®, the outflow is seen below the aortic valve. The catheter is also located too deep in the left ventricle compared to a correctly placed catheter. AV aortic valve, LV left ventricle, LA left atrium, RV right ventricle. Image reproduced with permission from Abiomed Corporation

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