Percutaneous Intervention for Left Ventricular Assist Device Outflow Obstruction.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are used to support patients with advanced systolic heart failure (HF). These patients might develop LVAD dysfunction and consequent HF symptoms. Occasionally, outflow graft obstruction is responsible for LVAD dysfunction. Here, we describe percutaneous techniques to repair the outflow graft and avoid re-sternotomy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Barac, YD; Alwair, H; DeNino, WF; Ghadimi, K; Patel, CB; Zomorodi, AR; Long, C; Schroder, JN; Milano, CA; Daneshmand, MA

Published Date

  • March 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 3

Start / End Page

  • e25 - e27

PubMed ID

  • 31530478

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1444-2892

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.hlc.2019.08.016


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Australia