Parallel Application of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and the CardioWest Total Artificial Heart as a Bridge to Transplant

Eric Anderson, Dawn Jaroszewski, Christopher Pierce, Patrick DeValeria, Francisco Arabia

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Circulatory assist devices are an increasingly common method of treating patients with refractory cardiogenic shock. We describe a patient who was a heart transplant candidate with biventricular failure who underwent CardioWest total artificial heart-temporary (SynCardia Inc, Tucson, AZ) implantation with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to manage the patient's subsequent respiratory failure. After respiratory and hemodynamic stabilization, the CardioWest total artificial heart-temporary served as a successful 62-day bridge-to-heart transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1676-1678
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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