Placement of a Continuous-Flow Ventricular Assist Device in the Failing Ventricle of an Adult Patient with Complex Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease

  • Cullen D. Morris
  • Igor D. Gregoric
  • Denton A. Cooley
  • William E. Cohn
  • Pranav Loyalka
  • O. H. Frazier

Abstract

For patients with end-stage heart failure and contraindications to transplantation, insertion of a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is an effective treatment strategy. We present a case of LVAD insertion in a 46-year-old man with cyanotic complex congenital heart disease and an extensive surgical history who presented with failure of his systemic ventricle. The insertion of an LVAD in our patient restored cardiac output and improved cyanosis and native ventricular function. As the number of patients with congenital heart defects surviving to adulthood increases, destination LVAD therapy may be increasingly considered as an alternative.

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Published
2008-06-26
How to Cite
Morris, C., Gregoric, I., Cooley, D., Cohn, W., Loyalka, P., & Frazier, O. (2008). Placement of a Continuous-Flow Ventricular Assist Device in the Failing Ventricle of an Adult Patient with Complex Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease. The Heart Surgery Forum, 11(3), E143-E144. https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20071180
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