Wound complications after left ventricular assist device implantation.

@article{Tjan2000WoundCA,
  title={Wound complications after left ventricular assist device implantation.},
  author={Tonny Djie-Tiong Tjan and Boulos Asfour and Dieter Hammel and Ch Schmidt and Hans Heinrich Scheld and Christof Schmid},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={
          538-41
        }
}
BACKGROUND Wound necrosis and infection pose a tremendous risk for patients with left ventricular assist devices. METHODS We analyzed our database of patients with left ventricular assist devices for those who developed wound dehiscence and concomitant infection after left ventricular assist device implantation. RESULTS Three of our 66 patients (4.5%) with implantable ventricular assist devices had had severe wound complications with necrosis of the abdominal or thoracic wall uncovering… CONTINUE READING
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