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Successful conversion of TandemHeart left ventricular assist device to right ventricular assist device after implantation of a HeartMate XVE.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19049776     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 60-year-old man with end-stage ischemic cardiomyopathy (ejection fraction, 10%) was admitted in cardiogenic shock, which was unresponsive to maximum inotropes and an intraaortic balloon pump. The TandemHeart (TH) left ventricular assist device (Cardiac Assist Inc, Pittsburgh, PA) was placed in the standard percutaneous transseptal configuration with improved hemodynamics. The HeartMate XVE (Thoratec Corp, Pleasanton, CA) implantation was performed as a bridge to transplant 5 days after TandemHeart insertion. The TandemHeart was converted to a temporary right ventricular assist device during the HeartMate XVE (Thoratec Corp) implantation due to right ventricular failure. The right ventricular assist device was weaned 3 days later. This strategy was useful, technically easy, and cost effective.
Authors:
Masami Takagaki; Chris Wurzer; Richard Wade; Richard Lee; Sukit Chris Malaisrie; Patrick M McCarthy; Edwin C McGee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  86     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-03     Completed Date:  2009-02-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1677-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Heart-Assist Devices* / classification
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Myocardial Ischemia / complications,  surgery*
Prosthesis Design
Prosthesis Failure*
Reoperation
Shock, Cardiogenic / etiology,  surgery

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