Native aortic valve insufficiency in patients with left ventricular assist devices

Academic Article


  • Management of mild to moderate aortic insufficiency in patients with a left ventricular assist device remains controversial. We report 3 patients with aortic insufficiency and pulsatile left ventricular assist devices treated with a central aortic valve coapting suture. Two of the repairs have been durable for more than 1 year and aspirin appears to be sufficient anticoagulation. © 2006 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
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  • Bryant AS; Holman WL; Nanda NC; Vengala S; Blood MS; Pamboukian SV; Kirklin JK
  • Volume

  • 81
  • Issue

  • 2