Replacement of an intracorporeal left ventricular assist device.

Academic Article


  • 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.
  • Published In


  • Equipment Design, Equipment Failure, Heart Transplantation, Heart-Assist Devices, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Myocardial Infarction, Reoperation, Surface Properties
  • 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