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.
- Left ventricular assist device
- Low flow
- Outflow graft
- Outflow graft obstruction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine