Late-stage obstruction due to preventative wrapping of left ventricular assist device outflow graft

Steven Hsu, Kristin E. Freed, Chun W. Choi, Ahmet Kilic

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Abstract

Preventative polytetrafluoroethylene coverings are often used to protect the left ventricular assist device outflow graft during sternal re-entry. We herein describe 5 cases of late-onset, significant left ventricular assist device outflow graft obstruction due to external outflow graft compression. We present clinical presentations, therapies and outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-490
Number of pages2
JournalInteractive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019

Keywords

  • Left ventricular assist device
  • Low flow
  • Outflow graft
  • Outflow graft obstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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