Deep driveline infection is a serious complication after left ventricular assist device implantation. Current treatment strategies are associated with significant morbidity related to healing or relocation of the driveline tract. We present a case of deep driveline infection successfully treated with a vacuum-assisted closure system as a potentially improved alternative therapy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Annals of Thoracic Surgery|
|State||Published - Oct 2005|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine