Conversion of the TandemHeart percutaneous ventricular assist device to long-term support

Sanjay Mehta, Walter Pae

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The TandemHeart percutaneous ventricular assist device (VAD) has been employed at our institution to support a diverse group of patients. Patients that fail to demonstrate ventricular recovery must be transitioned to more definitive ventricular assist device support. We report utilization of the TandemHeart femoral cannulae as conduits for cardiopulmonary bypass as an operative strategy to facilitate implantation of a more durable VAD system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)444-445
Number of pages2
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2006


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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