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Bovine Pericardial Reconstruction of the Diaphragm After a Heart Transplant.
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PMID:  24568137     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Diaphragmatic hernias are a known complication of explanting a left ventricular assist device. The increasing use of left ventricular assist devices has resulted in an increased risk of this complication. We present the case of a patient who presented with diaphragmatic hernias on routine follow-up after a heart transplant. A left thoracotomy was performed to expose and reduce the hernia using a bovine pericardial patch to repair the defect. This biomaterial represents a viable alternative to traditional GORE-TEX patches with the probability of decreased infectious complications.
Kevin B Ricci; Robert Higgins; Vincent C Daniels; Ahmet Kilic
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-2-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Experimental and clinical transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2146-8427     ISO Abbreviation:  Exp Clin Transplant     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-2-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101207333     Medline TA:  Exp Clin Transplant     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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