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Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2013 Jun;16(6):888-9. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivt066. Epub 2013 Feb 26.

Successful replacement of a HeartAssist 5 ventricular assist device with a HeartWare without removal of the original sewing/attachment rings: how to do it.

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Department of Cardiothoracic Transplantation and Mechanical Support, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, Harefield Hospital, Harefield, Middlesex, UK. d.garciasaez@rbht.nhs.uk

Abstract

Despite technological advances in a newer generation of ventricular assist devices (VAD), complications, such as pump thromboses, remain a significant cause of morbidity and indeed mortality in these patients. We present the case of a 34-year old patient who underwent HeartAssist 5 (HA5) implantation as a bridge to cardiac transplant. After an initial uneventful recovery, he developed a pump thrombosis that was refractory to medical treatment. We present the surgical technique used to exchange the HA5 with a HeartWare (HVAD), leaving the old inflow-sewing ring in situ.

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Circulatory assist devices

PMID:
23442940
PMCID:
PMC3653478
DOI:
10.1093/icvts/ivt066
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