The HeartMate PHP (percutaneous heart pump) is a second-generation transcatheter axial flow circulatory support system. The collapsible catheter pump is inserted through a 14 Fr sheath, deployed across the aortic valve expanding to 24 Fr and able to deliver up to 5 L/min blood flow at minimum haemolytic risk. As such, this device may be a valuable adjunct to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of challenging lesions in high-risk patients or treatment of cardiogenic shock. This technical report discusses: (i) the HeartMate PHP concept, (ii) the implantation technique, (iii) the haemodynamic performance in an in vitro cardiovascular flow testing set-up, and (iv) preliminary clinical experience. An update on the device, produced by St. Jude Medical/Abbott Laboratories, can be found in the Appendix.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.4244/EIJ-D-15-00467, hdl.handle.net/1765/112902
Journal EuroIntervention
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van Mieghem, N.M, Daemen, J, den Uil, C.A, Dur, O. (Onur), Joziasse, L. (Linda), Maugenest, A.M, … van Geuns, R.J.M. (2018). Design and principle of operation of the HeartMate PHP (percutaneous heart pump). EuroIntervention, 13(14), 1662–1666. doi:10.4244/EIJ-D-15-00467