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Intraventricular Pledgetted Sutures to Prevent Suction Events in Patients With the HeartWare Left Ventricular Assist Device.
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PMID:  25087814     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Suction events are among the frequently encountered issues after the implantation of a left ventricular assist device and may induce malignant arrhythmias. Several factors may play a role in inducing these suction events. A proper inflow cannula insertion site at the time of surgery, particularly in hypertrophic left ventricles, plays a significant role in the prevention of these events. We describe a novel technique that helps avoid future suction events through the application of several intraventricular pledgetted sutures that displace the intraventricular muscle away from the inflow cannula, change the left ventricular geometry, and provide more room around the inflow cannula.
Diyar Saeed; Bujar Maxhera; Artur Lichtenberg; Alexander Albert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  98     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2014 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-08-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  746-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2014 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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