Right ventricular outflow tract cannulation for right ventricular assist device implantation

Howard K. Song, Frederick A. Tibayan, James Mudd, Jill Gelow, Matthew S. Slater

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A need persists for implantable devices that provide support for the failing right ventricle. The anatomy of the right ventricle presents unique challenges at the time of right ventricular assist device implant. We describe a technique for right ventricular outflow tract cannulation that minimizes the risk of right ventricular assist device inflow cannula obstruction and right ventricular compression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-335
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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