Title: Explantation of a CircuLite left ventricular assist device without removal of the inflow cannula: how to do it?
Authors: Sainte, Sarah ×
Gewillig, Marc
Droogne, Walter
Van Cleemput, Johan
Vanhaecke, Johan
Meyns, Bart
Rega, Filip #
Issue Date: Mar-2014
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Series Title: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery vol:18 issue:3 pages:393-5
Abstract: As the incidence of heart failure rises and given the shortage of donor organs, left ventricular assist device implantation offers a viable therapy in patients with end-stage heart disease. The CircuLite Synergy™ device is a less invasive support device for Intermacs class 4 heart failure patients. We report the first case of successful weaning from the CircuLite Synergy™ pump and propose our surgical technique to explant the device while leaving the inflow cannula in situ.
ISSN: 1569-9293
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical Cardiac Surgery
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