A Simple Method of Creating LVAD Outflow Tract Aortic Anastomosis

Authors

  • Eugene L. Kukuy
  • Daniel J. Goldstein
  • Vivek Rao
  • Niloo M. Edwards
  • Yoshifumi Naka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.842

Abstract

Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation is frequently complicated by intraoperative and postoperative bleeding, particularly at the aortic anastomosis site. Many modifications of the anastomosis have been attempted. We describe a simple method to anastomose the LVAD outflow tract to the ascending aorta with minimal bleeding and a short anastomosis time.

References

Hsu R, Chu S, Wang S. 2000. Simple method of hemostasis in implantation and explantation of HeartMate left ventricular assist device. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 17:336-7.nPiccione W Jr. 2000. Left ventricular assist device implantation: short and long-term surgical complications. J Heart Lung Transplant 19:S89-94.nSchmid C, Scheld H, Hammel D. 2000. Control of perigraft bleeding during ventricular assist device implantation. Ann Thorac Surg 69:958-9.n

Published

2005-02-02

How to Cite

Kukuy, E. L., Goldstein, D. J., Rao, V., Edwards, N. M., & Naka, Y. (2005). A Simple Method of Creating LVAD Outflow Tract Aortic Anastomosis. The Heart Surgery Forum, 6(1), 53-54. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.842

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