Biventricular cannulation for the Thoratec ventricular assist device

Francisco A. Arabía, Venki Paramesh, Bruce Toporoff, David A. Arzouman, Gulshan K. Sethi, Jack G. Copeland

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Abstract

The Thoratec biventricular assist device has been used extensively as a bridge to heart transplantation. Right atrial cannulation has always been used during right ventricular support, however diminished filling and output of the right ventricular assist device have been noticed when compared with filling and output of the left ventricular assist device. We describe a technique to directly cannulate the right ventricle to maximize filling and output of the right ventricular assist device.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2119-2120
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume66
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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    Arabía, F. A., Paramesh, V., Toporoff, B., Arzouman, D. A., Sethi, G. K., & Copeland, J. G. (1998). Biventricular cannulation for the Thoratec ventricular assist device. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 66(6), 2119-2120. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0003-4975(98)01085-6