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Anterior approach to implant the Jarvik 2000 with retroauricular power supply.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16039255     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The retroauricular power supply of the Jarvik 2000 (Jarvik Heart Inc, New York, NY) left ventricular assist device is suitable for permanent support, as it is associated with fewer infections than conventional drivelines. Implantation through a left-lateral thoracotomy limits the performance of additional cardiac procedures. We describe a technique that used a sternotomy for the implantation of the Jarvik 2000 with retroauricular power supply in two patients. The retroauricular power supply of the Jarvik 2000 can be provided with an anterior approach, allowing full surgical access to the heart. If the outflow graft to the ascending aorta indeed reduces aortic stasis and thromboembolic events, the anterior approach with retroauricular power delivery might evolve into a standard procedure.
Michael P Siegenthaler; Jürgen Martin; Ralf Gutwald; Roderich Bahr; Stephen Westaby; Rainer Schmelzeisen; Friedhelm Beyersdorf
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  80     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-25     Completed Date:  2006-09-05     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  745-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods*
Electric Power Supplies
Heart Failure / surgery*
Heart-Assist Devices*

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