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Single-stage extensive chronic type A dissecting aortic aneurysm repair and continuous-flow ventricular assist device implantation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19416786     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The surgical technique of simultaneous heart transplantation and aortic aneurysm repair has been reported previously. However, there is a subgroup of patients with end-stage cardiomyopathy requiring major aortic surgery who do not meet heart transplant criteria. The optimal treatment strategy for these patients is still to be defined. In this report, we describe the use of an implantable continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (LVAD) as an adjunct to extensive aortic repair for providing patients with an acceptable risk surgical alternative to palliative treatment. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of this approach in the published literature.
Ivan Netuka; Jiri Maly; Ondrej Szarszoi; Ivo Skalsky; Hynek Riha; Tomas Kotulak; Jiri Novotny; Michal Hulman; Jan Pirk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1557-3117     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Heart Lung Transplant.     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-06     Completed Date:  2009-07-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102703     Medline TA:  J Heart Lung Transplant     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  523-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical / methods
Aneurysm, Dissecting / surgery*
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / diagnosis,  surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
Combined Modality Therapy
Drug Combinations
Follow-Up Studies
Formaldehyde / therapeutic use
Gelatin / therapeutic use
Heart Failure / diagnosis,  surgery*
Heart-Assist Devices*
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
Imaging, Three-Dimensional
Middle Aged
Postoperative Hemorrhage / surgery
Resorcinols / therapeutic use
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Drug Combinations; 0/Resorcinols; 0/gelatin-resorcinol-formaldehyde tissue adhesive; 50-00-0/Formaldehyde; 9000-70-8/Gelatin

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