Usefulness of transesophageal echocardiography in diagnosing and guiding correct placement of a right ventricular assist device malpositioned in the left atrium

Academic Article


  • In this report, we describe how transesophageal echocardiography was used not only to diagnose incorrect cannula position of a right ventricular assist device in the left atrium through a patent foramen ovale, but also to guide and to confirm correct cannula placement.
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    Author List

  • Snoddy BD; Nanda NC; Holman WL; Kirklin J; Chung SM
  • Start Page

  • 159
  • End Page

  • 164
  • Volume

  • 13
  • Issue

  • 2