Successful weaning from a left ventricular assist device after surgical repair of a left ventricular free wall rupture.

Abstract

We present a case of an insertion of a left ventricular assist device for severe cardiac failure after the repair of a left ventricular free wall rupture. A 72-year-old man was admitted with chest pain and unconsciousness, and required emergency surgical repair of a left ventricular free wall rupture under percutaneous cardiopulmonary support. Severe… (More)

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