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A 68-year-old man was admitted to the hospital 4 months after HeartMate II ventricular assist device implantation, because his clinical status had deteriorated and his levels of lactate dehydrogenase and free hemoglobin had increased. Transthoracic echocardiography performed at admission revealed decreased basic diastolic continuous flow velocity with a… (More)
We report the case of a 55 years old caucasian male patient with cardiogenic shock due to an extended myocardial infarction who underwent SynCardia Total Artificial Heart implantation and veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation with a bicaval dual-lumen cannula for the treatment of adult respiratory distress syndrome.
We report the case of a 64-year old Caucasian male patient with a tear of the left ventricular driveline just above the driveline-air tube junction. We describe the repair technique and the necessary set of tools.