Thoratec HeartMate II® left ventricular assist device implantation in patient with patent ventriculoperitoneal shunt

Kentaro Yamane, Linda J. Bogar, Shigeki Tabata, Hitoshi Hirose

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Abstract

We report a case of HeartMate II® left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation as a destination therapy in a patient with a patent ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt after being suffered from subarachnoid hemorrhage. Because the patient's VP shunt was running through her right anterior chest and abdominal wall, a driveline exit site was selected in her left upper quadrant to avoid unnecessary perioperative complication in relation to the patent VP shunt tube. Tailored driveline placement was a key element of this LVAD implantation in this already sick patient with multiple comorbidities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)366-369
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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