Severe hemolysis associated with use of the impella LP 2.5 mechanical assist device
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 05/08/2012
Sibbald M et al. – This necessitated device removal which resulted in prompt resolution of the hemolysis. Authors advise routine measurement of biochemical markers of hemolysis and serial hemoglobin values during Impella device support to allow timely detection and treatment of this important complication.