Implantation of an external biventricular assist device: role of transesophageal two-dimensional echocardiography.

Abstract

A patient with end-stage dilated cardiomyopathy underwent implantation of a pulsatile external biventricular assist device as a bridge to heart transplantation. The device insertion was guided by transesophageal two-dimensional echocardiography that proved extremely helpful in allowing expeditious and precise positioning of both right and left atrial withdrawal cannulas.

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@article{Faggian1990ImplantationOA, title={Implantation of an external biventricular assist device: role of transesophageal two-dimensional echocardiography.}, author={Giuseppe Faggian and Maurizio Dan and Uberto Bortolotti and Ugolino Livi and Giovanni Stellin and Carlo Sorbara and Alessandro Mazzucco and Valeria Gallucci}, journal={The Journal of heart transplantation}, year={1990}, volume={9 4}, pages={441-3} }