Left ventricular assists device insertion via small right axillary incision in a pediatric patient

Gianluca Torregrossa*, Amit Pawale, Ahmed El-Eshmawi, Khanh Nguyen

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Abstract

We report the use of a right axillary skin incision to institute a ventricle assist device support in a two-year-old 14-kg male with fulminant myocarditis. The ease of conversion to a long-term support, avoidance of a sternotomy, and a less visible incision made this approach an attractive option in this group of sick patients. doi: 10.1111/jocs.12342 (J Card Surg 2014;29:581-583)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)581-583
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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