An Approach to LVAD Explantation during Heart Transplantation

Authors

  • Nader Moazami
  • Michael K. Pasque

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20041152

Abstract

Reoperations during ventricular assist device (VAD) explantation and subsequent heart transplantation are difficult procedures because of dense adhesions, obliterated planes of dissection, and proximity of the right ventricle to the sternum. We present our approach for left VAD explantation to minimize potential complications that may occur during this procedure.

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Published

2005-03-09

How to Cite

Moazami, N., & Pasque, M. K. (2005). An Approach to LVAD Explantation during Heart Transplantation. The Heart Surgery Forum, 8(2), E77-E78. https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20041152

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