Creation of a diaphragm patch to facilitate placement of the AbioCor implantable replacement heart

Robert Dowling, Aziz S. Ghaly, Laman A. Gray

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One of the concerns when placing a total artificial heart is whether the device will fit in the thoracic cavity without impinging on vital structures. We report the creation of a patch in a recipient of the AbioCor Implantable Replacement Heart that allowed for an appropriate fit of the device without adversely affecting pulmonary and hemodynamic functions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1849-1850
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2004


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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