Replacement of an intracorporeal left ventricular assist device

Academic Article

Abstract

  • An intracorporeal left ventricular assist device was placed as a bridge to cardiac transplantation in a 51-year-old man after an acute myocardial infarction. After 126 days of support, the left ventricular assist device malfunctioned. The pump, which had a tear in its pneumatic drive line, was successfully replaced.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 26107338
  • Author List

  • Skinner JL; Bourge RC; Kirklin JK; McGiffin DC; Holman WL
  • Start Page

  • 839
  • End Page

  • 841
  • Volume

  • 64
  • Issue

  • 3