A felt plug simplifies left ventricular assist device removal after successful bridge to recovery.

@article{Cohn2007AFP,
  title={A felt plug simplifies left ventricular assist device removal after successful bridge to recovery.},
  author={William E. Cohn and Igor D. Gregoric and Branislav Radovancevi{\'c} and O. Howard Frazier},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  year={2007},
  volume={26 11},
  pages={1209-11}
}
In this report we describe the insertion of a felt plug into the sewing ring attached to the left ventricular apex after explantation of a left ventricular assist device. This technique may be faster and simpler than standard explantation techniques and may result in less distortion of left ventricular geometry. 

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