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Left thoracotomy HeartWare implantation with outflow graft anastomosis to the descending aorta: a simplified bridge for patients with multiple previous sternotomies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24172273     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Advances in mechanical circulatory support have been critical in bridging patients awaiting heart transplantation. In addition, improvement in device durability has enabled left ventricular assist device therapy to be applied as destination therapy in those not felt to be transplant candidate. Because of the increasing complexity of patients, there continues to be a need for alternative strategies for device implantation to bridge high-risk patients awaiting heart transplantation, wherein the risks of numerous previous sternotomies may be prohibitive. We present a unique technique for placement of the HeartWare ventricular assist device via left anterior thoracotomy to the descending aorta in a patient awaiting heart transplantation with a history of multiple previous sternotomies.
Ramanan Umakanthan; Nicholas A Haglund; John M Stulak; Lyle D Joyce; Rashid Ahmad; Mary E Keebler; Simon Maltais
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992)     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1538-943X     ISO Abbreviation:  ASAIO J.     Publication Date:    2013 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-10-31     Completed Date:  2014-06-13     Revised Date:  2014-06-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204109     Medline TA:  ASAIO J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  664-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic / surgery*
Arteriovenous Anastomosis
Heart-Assist Devices*
Middle Aged
Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
Thoracotomy / methods*
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