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Management of obstructive coronary artery disease in patients with aortic stenosis and severe left ventricular dysfunction is challenging. Mechanical circulatory support at the time of percutaneous coronary interventions may be necessary in these extreme-risk patients. We present a case in which the TandemHeart was used to support a patient with severe aortic stenosis, severe protected left main and circumflex disease, and severe cardiomyopathy and review the literature on this subject.

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Alkhouli M, Al Mustafa A, Chaker Z, Alqahtani F, Aljohani S, Holmes DR. Mechanical circulatory support in patients with severe aortic stenosis and left ventricular dysfunction undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. Journal of Cardiac Surgery. 2017;32(4):245-249. doi:10.1111/jocs.13116