The cohn felt plug: An effective HeartMate II® reimplantation technique

Matthew L. Stone, Ahmet Kilic, Jamie L.W. Kennedy, James D. Bergin, John A. Kern

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Abstract

We report the first documented case of HeartMate II® left ventricular assist device (LVAD) reimplantation following Cohn Teflon felt plug repair of the initial left ventricular apical cannulation site. This case highlights the current limitations of the predictability of myocardial recovery while describing an effective technique for possible future LVAD reimplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-124
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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