Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation is frequently complicated by intraoperative and postoperative bleeding, particularly at the aortic anastomosis site. Many modifications of the anastomosis have been attempted. We describe a simple method to anastomose the LVAD outflow tract to the ascending aorta with minimal bleeding and a short anastomosis time.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Heart Surgery Forum|
|State||Published - Apr 16 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine