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Principles of HeartMate II Implantation to Avoid Pump Malposition and Migration.
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PMID:  25472467     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Proper left ventricular assist device (LVAD) insertion will help maximize LVAD flow and may reduce adverse events such as right heart failure and pump thrombosis. Although no standardized insertion technique has been universally accepted, the goals are: unobstructed inflow cannula, unobstructed outflow graft with avoidance of right ventricular compression, and prevention of pump migration. To achieve these objectives for the HeartMate II LVAD, we delineate four principles: proper pump pocket creation, optimized positioning of inflow cannula and outflow graft, proper pump position in the body, and fixation. These basic principles are easy to implement and have been beneficial in our patients, assuring long-term unobstructed LVAD flow.
Robert M Adamson; Abeel A Mangi; Robert L Kormos; David J Farrar; Walter P Dembitsky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-12-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1540-8191     ISO Abbreviation:  J Card Surg     Publication Date:  2014 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-5    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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