Permanent mechanical circulatory support with an implantable left ventricular assist device

Patrick M. McCarthy*, James B. Young, Nicholas G. Smedira, Robert E. Hobbs, Rita L. Vargo, Randall C. Starling

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Abstract

A 67-year-old man had end-stage ischemic cardiomyopathy. He had had two pervious coronary bypass operations and a previous left ventricular aneurysmectomy. In December 1995 he underwent vented-electric HeartMate LVAD insertion as an alternative to transplantation. He was discharged from the hospital 13 day after the operations, and 5 months postoperatively he had returned to New York Heart Association functional class II.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1458-1461
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume63
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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