Implantation of left ventricular assist device in a patient with left ventricular non-compaction

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Abstract

Left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) may result in systolic left ventricular (LV) failure resulting in the need for heart transplantation. LV assist devices (LVAD) have been used to bridge these patients to transplantation; however, the extensive trabeculations found in these patients predispose them to thromboembolic events and pump thrombosis. We describe a patient with LVNC in whom an aggressive surgical approach was used to debride the LV cavity of trabeculations to successfully implant an LVAD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-161
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of cardiac surgery
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017

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