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Surgical explant of a right ventricular assist device with sternum-sparing technique.

Authors
  • Monteagudo-Vela, Maria1
  • Panoulas, Vasileios2
  • Riesgo-Gil, Fernando1
  • Simon, Andre1
  • 1 Department of Cardiothoracic Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support, Harefield Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, Harefield, UK.
  • 2 Department of Cardiology, Harefield Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, Harefield, UK.
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2020
Volume
58
Issue
1
Pages
193–195
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/ejcts/ezz352
PMID: 31865364
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

The use of long-term mechanical assist devices for isolated right ventricular failure is rare. Herein, we describe our protocol for successful recovery of the right ventricle and subsequent explantation of a right ventricular assist device using a sternum-sparing technique and insertion of a titanium plug to occlude the coring defect of the inflow cannula. © The Author(s) 2019. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. All rights reserved.

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