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Exchange of DuraHeart left ventricular assist device via a subcostal approach.
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PMID:  21922278     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We report a successful case of a DuraHeart left ventricular assist device (LVAD) exchange via a subcostal approach. A 35-year-old woman was implanted with a DuraHeart LVAD due to dilated cardiomyopathy. Approximately 8 months after the implantation, the magnetic levitation system failed. The DuraHeart LVAD was exchanged emergently. The pump was freely dissected via a subcostal approach, avoiding redo sternotomy. De-airing of the new pump and the left ventricle was carefully performed. When the systemic flow was transferred from the cardiopulmonary bypass to the DuraHeart LVAD, an adequate flow was not initally obtained. Positional correction of the inflow conduit was needed to obtain full systemic flow. The postoperative course was uneventful. She was successfully discharged and is waiting at home for a heart donation.
Masashi Kawamura; Taichi Sakaguchi; Shigeru Miyagawa; Hiroyuki Nishi; Yasushi Yoshikawa; Satsuki Fukushima; Shunsuke Saito; Takayoshi Ueno; Toru Kuratani; Yoshiki Sawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of artificial organs : the official journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1619-0904     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-9-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815648     Medline TA:  J Artif Organs     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, 2-2(E1) Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka, 565-0871, Japan.
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