Simultaneous temporary CentriMag right ventricular assist device placement in HeartMate II left ventricular assist system recipients at high risk of right ventricular failure.

@article{Loforte2010SimultaneousTC,
  title={Simultaneous temporary CentriMag right ventricular assist device placement in HeartMate II left ventricular assist system recipients at high risk of right ventricular failure.},
  author={Antonino Loforte and A. Montalto and Paola Lilla della Monica and Francesco Musumeci},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={847-50}
}
An approach is reported for right ventricle temporary mechanical support in long-term axial left ventricular assist device (LVAD) patients preoperatively judged at high risk of right ventricular (RV) failure. The timing for RV assist device (RVAD) weaning and the technique for its removal through a right mini-thoracotomy are described. This strategy… CONTINUE READING