Surgical Technique for Replacement of Centrifugal Left Ventricular Assist Device Through a Left Thoracotomy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A centrifugal left ventricular assist device can be replaced through a left anterior minithoracotomy with retention of the old outflow graft and apical sewing ring. Technical considerations encountered during five successful replacements are described.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Milano, CA

Published Date

  • February 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 101 / 2

Start / End Page

  • e55 - e56

PubMed ID

  • 26777973

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-6259

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.10.020


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands