Insertion of right ventricular assist device and its removal under local anesthesia: Surgical techniques

Tomas A. Salerno, Marco Ricci, Efren Buitrago, Enisa M.F. Carvalho, Anthony Panos

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Abstract

A patient with acute right ventricular infarction was treated with coronary artery bypass grafting. A few days later developed right ventricular failure and required insertion of a right ventricular assist device through a sternotomy approach (TandemHeart®, CardiacAssist, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, USA). We herein report a technique in which the removal of the right ventricular assist device is performed under local anesthesia without a sternotomy incision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-115
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of cardiac surgery
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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