Aorto-pulmonary bypass shunt for intraoperative right ventricular support during LVAD implantation

Nicolas Brozzi, Renzo Cifuentes, Safi Haq, Ali Ghodsizad, Matthias Loebe

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We describe a simple modification of the cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) circuit that allows selective intraoperative circulatory support of the right ventricle during left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. The addition of a side branch to the arterial line and an intermediate line connector allows selective venting and perfusion through a cannula inserted in the main pulmonary artery. This modification of the CPB circuit allows for selective evaluation of right ventricular function, titration of inotropic support, and early identification of patients that require right ventricular assist device (RVAD) support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-190
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of cardiac surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • CPB management during LVAD implantation
  • LVAD implantation
  • management of CPB
  • perfusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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