Implantation of a heart mate II left ventricular assist device via left thoracotomy

Yang Hyun Cho, Salil V. Deo, John A. Schirger, Naveen L. Pereira, John M. Stulak, Soon J. Park

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Left thoracotomy was used as an approach for the implantation of pulsatile ventricular assist devices. Avoiding the standard approach of median sternotomy is attractive in patients undergoing complicated redo cardiac surgery, especially with prior mediastinal radiation. We report a case of the use of left thoracotomy for the implantation of the HeartMate II axial-flow pump.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1712-1714
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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