Gore-Tex wrap technique for outflow graft and driveline following HeartWare implantation in pediatric patients

Raghav Murthy, Derek Williams, Jonathan Price, Kristine Guleserian

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Abstract

Explantation of LVAD followed by heart transplantation is probably one of the most difficult procedures in modern day cardiac surgery. This is especially true in the pediatric population. Dense adhesions, obliterated planes of dissection, and the proximity of the heart to the sternum all increase the difficulty and risks associated with the recipient heart and LVAD explantation. We present a simple technique using Gore-Tex to help facilitate sternal re-entry and aid in the safe and efficacious explant of LVADs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)226-228
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

Keywords

  • Gore-Tex
  • HeartWare
  • Left ventricular assist device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery

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