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Right ventricular assist device implantation--a new transcutaneous approach.
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PMID:  15573282     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The necessity for a secondary right heart assist device (RVAD) is a disastrous complication in left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support with respect to both complications and outcome. We have developed a new technique for inflow and outflow cannulation via a transcutaneous cannula in the femoral vein and a prosthesis-supported arterial cannula into the pulmonary artery, which does not necessitate rethoracotomy for device explantation. In addition to the simplified RVAD removal this transcutaneous approach may reduce the complications in patients requiring RVAD support.
J T Strauch; U F W Franke; N Madershahian; Th Wahlers
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0171-6425     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-01     Completed Date:  2006-07-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903387     Medline TA:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  378-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Jena, Erlanger Allee 101, 07743 Jena, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods*
Equipment Safety
Heart-Assist Devices*
Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
Ventricular Dysfunction, Right / surgery*

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