Treatment of ventricular assist device driveline infection with vacuum-assisted closure system

David D. Yuh, Maryann Albaugh, Susan Ullrich, John V. Conte

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Abstract

Deep driveline infection is a serious complication after left ventricular assist device implantation. Current treatment strategies are associated with significant morbidity related to healing or relocation of the driveline tract. We present a case of deep driveline infection successfully treated with a vacuum-assisted closure system as a potentially improved alternative therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1493-1495
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume80
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2005

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Treatment of ventricular assist device driveline infection with vacuum-assisted closure system. / Yuh, David D.; Albaugh, Maryann; Ullrich, Susan; Conte, John V.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 80, No. 4, 10.2005, p. 1493-1495.

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Yuh, David D. ; Albaugh, Maryann ; Ullrich, Susan ; Conte, John V. / Treatment of ventricular assist device driveline infection with vacuum-assisted closure system. In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2005 ; Vol. 80, No. 4. pp. 1493-1495.
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