Tunneling a pulmonary artery graft: A simplified way to insert and remove a temporary right ventricular assist device

Pankaj Saxena, Silvana F. Marasco

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Abstract

Right ventricular failure can occur early or late after left ventricular assist device implantation. Support with a right ventricular assist device is needed in patients whose right ventricular failure does not respond to conservative management. The use of a temporary right ventricular assist device can enable the recovery of right ventricular function and avoid the use of a more permanent biventricular assist device, which is associated with complications and higher costs. We present our technique of instituting temporary right ventricular assist device support in patients who have undergone left ventricular assist device implantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)540-542
Number of pages3
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Volume42
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Device removal/ methods
  • Heart assist devices
  • Right
  • Right/surgery
  • Ventricular assist device
  • Ventricular dysfunction

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