Treatment of ventricular assist device driveline infection with vacuum-assisted closure system

David D. Yuh, Maryann Albaugh, Susan Ullrich, John Conte

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1493-1495
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume80
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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