Omental transposition flap for salvage of ventricular assist devices.

@article{Sajjadian2006OmentalTF,
  title={Omental transposition flap for salvage of ventricular assist devices.},
  author={Ali Sajjadian and Ian Lee Valerio and Oguz Acurturk and Morad A Askari and J. Scott Sacks and Robert L. Kormos and Ernest Kelvin Manders},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={118 4},
  pages={919-26; discussion 927}
}
BACKGROUND The use of ventricular assist devices for patients with end-stage cardiac failure awaiting heart transplantation has become increasingly common. Ventricular assist devices improve the longevity and the quality of life for these patients. In addition, they serve as a bridge to cardiac allograft transplantation until a donor heart is found. However, ventricular assist device-related infections remain a major problem complicating their long-term use. Clinical infection and sepsis can… CONTINUE READING

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