The goal was to develop a miniaturized device with an integrated inflow cannula that could be placed within the pericardial sac, avoiding the necessity of creating a pump pocket
with its attendant infection risks, as well as simplifying the surgical insertion," stated O.
Complications related to the pump include pump pocket
hematoma/seroma, which can often be drained percutaneously; pump pocket
infection; and pump inversion or migration.
A pocket fill is the inadvertent injection during a refill procedure of all or some of the prescribed drug into the patient's subcutaneous tissue, which includes the pump pocket
(area under the skin where the pump is placed), instead of the pump.
Additionally, the patients will be followed for another year and the rates of serious infection related to the power cable and pump pocket
will be analyzed for the three years since implant.
The ten reported events included reports of underlying symptoms, withdrawal symptoms and fluid collection in the pump pocket
Its unique inflow cannula and small size enable us to place the device without a surgical pump pocket
, which greatly reduces the risk of serious infection.