Surgical implantation

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Surgical implantation of a left ventricular assist device typically occurs via sternotomy and requires cardiopulmonary bypass support. Currently available devices such as the HeartWare HVAD, HeartMate II, and HeartMate III are all implanted via a sewing ring to the left ventricular apex with an outflow graft attached to the ascending aorta. Variations of this technique are discussed as are perioperative issues, such as right heart protection and support and management of concurrent valvular pathologies. Use and insertion techniques of total artificial heart and extra corporeal life support systems are also outlined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMechanical Circulatory and Respiratory Support
EditorsShaun D. Gregory, Michael C. Stevens, John F. Fraser
Place of PublicationLondon UK
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9780128104927
ISBN (Print)9780128104910
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • HeartMate
  • HeartWare
  • Left ventricular assist device
  • Right ventricular failure
  • Right ventricular support
  • Surgical implantation

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