Left ventricular assist device explantation after myocardial recovery

Michele Gallo, Jaimin R. Trivedi, Gretel Monreal, Emma J. Birks, Mark S. Slaughter

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Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) treatment may lead to reverse remodeling in heart failure patients. Selected patients can recover heart function and be eligible for LVAD explantation. Surgical methods for explanting an LVAD have been reported using various surgical accesses and different degrees of retained device material. We report a surgical technique for achieving a complete pump removal, with an emphasis on the technical details of inflow and outflow pump cannula management.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMultimedia manual of cardiothoracic surgery : MMCTS
StatePublished - Jan 29 2018

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© The Author 2016. Published by MMCTS on behalf of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. All rights reserved.

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  • General Medicine


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