Utility of cardiac computed tomography for inflow cannula patency assessment and prediction of clinical outcome in patients with the HeartMate II left ventricular assist device.

OBJECTIVES Proper inflow cannula orientation during implantation of the HeartMate II (HMII) left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is important for optimal pump function. This article describes our experience with cardiac computed tomography (CCT) to evaluate inflow cannula patency and predict future adverse outcomes (AE) after HMII LVAD implantation… CONTINUE READING