A new off-pump technique for thoratec right ventricular assist device insertion.

@article{Rao2001ANO,
  title={A new off-pump technique for thoratec right ventricular assist device insertion.},
  author={Vivek Rao and Mehmet C. Oz and Niloo M. Edwards and Yoshifumi Naka},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={71 5},
  pages={1719-20}
}
The need for right ventricular support as an adjunct to left ventricular assistance is uncommon. When required, the insertion of a right ventricular assist device may be complicated by preexisting hepatic dysfunction, coagulation abnormalities, and renal failure, all of which are exacerbated by cardiopulmonary bypass. We report a technique for insertion of… CONTINUE READING