Simplified technique for implantation of a left ventricular assist system after previous cardiac operations

Miralem Pasic, Peter Bergs, Ewald Hennig, Matthias Loebe, Yuguo Weng, Roland Hetzer

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Scopus citations


Implantation of a left ventricular assist system through a left thoracotomy in patients with multiple previous heart operations avoids reopening the sternum and the possible consequent serious complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)562-564
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 1999
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

Cite this