Implantation of MicroMed DeBakey VAD through left thoracotomy after previous median sternotomy operations

Roland Hetzer, Evgenij V. Potapov, Yuguo Weng, Henryk Sinawski, Friedrich D Knollmann, Takeshi Komoda, Ewald Hennig, Miralem Pasic

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Abstract

A left lateral thoracotomy was used for implantation of the continuous-flow MicroMed DeBakey left ventricular assist device in 12 patients with previous heart operations through a median sternotomy. This approach avoids reopening the chest through a median sternotomy and reduces the risk of bleeding and subsequent complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-350
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume77
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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