Placement of long-term implantable ventricular assist devices without the use of cardiopulmonary bypass.

@article{Sun2008PlacementOL,
  title={Placement of long-term implantable ventricular assist devices without the use of cardiopulmonary bypass.},
  author={Benjamin Chih-An Sun and Michael S. Firstenberg and Louis B. Louis and Antonio Panza and Juan A. Crestanello and John H. Sirak and Chittoor Bhaskar Sai-Sudhakar},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  year={2008},
  volume={27 7},
  pages={718-21}
}
BACKGROUND Implantation of ventricular assist devices for cardiac support is normally performed using cardiopulmonary bypass. Post-operative complications could be minimized by the placement of these devices without the use of cardiopulmonary bypass. METHODS We hypothesize that left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), in selected patients, can be implanted safely off-pump. RESULTS In 25 patients, LVADs were implanted off-pump (mean age 50 years; 64% male, 36% female; average left… CONTINUE READING

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