Ventricular assist device driveline infection: treatment with platelet-rich plasma.

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We report a case of autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) application over the driveline site of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) to treat an infection. The patient, a 47-year-old man with end-stage dilated cardiomyopathy, underwent Jarvik 2000 implantation through a median sternotomy. A pedestal with power supply and LVAD control was implanted into… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.01.093

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@article{Jiritano2013VentricularAD, title={Ventricular assist device driveline infection: treatment with platelet-rich plasma.}, author={Federica Jiritano and Giuseppe Filiberto Serraino and Michele Rossi and Andrea Dominijanni and Adalgisa Brescia and Attilio Renzulli}, journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery}, year={2013}, volume={96 2}, pages={e37-8} }